Street party fever has hit Kensington and Chelsea, with the borough seeing 35 street parties planned for Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee with support from the council.
Fingers are crossed for blue skies over the weekend, which will be an extended bank holiday from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June.
As part of the council's support to residents and local groups, fees were waived to applicants to encourage everyone to get involved in the celebrations. Fees included £21 Temporary Event Notice and £62 parking bay suspension as well as £1,692 road closure fee. In addition, an easy step-by-step guide to the application process was created by Kensington and Chelsea council to make sure the borough will be bursting with Jubilee spirit over the June bank holiday.
Residents are being supported by officers in their party planning, making sure street decorations are safe and do not damage street lighting or roads, while giving each street party the chance to look the part, ready to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 70-year reign.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Elizabeth Campbell, said:
It is wonderful to see such a strong take up of street parties in Kensington and Chelsea to celebrate our longest reigning monarch. It is also a pleasure to be able to support so many events – we are working closely with residents and community groups to make sure the parties are fun and safe for everyone taking part. With over 30 private events planned, in addition to public activities taking place, there will be a real buzz across the borough throughout the whole Jubilee weekend.
In addition to private events, the council is supporting a range of Jubilee activities in the borough and there are plenty more to get involved with on the official Platinum Jubilee website.
As the Jubilee weekend approaches, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea continues to support residents by sharing information on sun safety and food preparation tips ahead of social and outside gatherings.