Apply early to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee with a street party

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The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is inviting residents to join Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this summer by applying to hold street parties in their communities.

Events and initiatives marking Her Majesty’s milestone 70 years of service as monarch to the UK and Commonwealth will be held throughout the year, building to celebrations over the extended Bank Holiday weekend from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June. 

To ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time, the council is asking anyone wishing to hold a party on the public highway to ensure they apply for a temporary road closure by the deadline and follow a few simple steps to help organise their day. 

  • Check that the date of your proposed street party doesn’t clash with any other events in your area. This can be checked at www.one.network
  • You will need to provide a clear map or plan showing the extent of the proposed road closure and diversion for through-traffic. This will need to show the placement of ‘Road Closed’ and ‘Diversion’ signs 
  • •You will also need to provide an event management plan covering when the event is taking place and relevant contact numbers for the organiser/s, how the area will be set up, when, how and who will be responsible for placing and removing the signage and how emergency vehicles will be provided access
  • You’ll be glad to know that the council will pay the legal fees for the temporary road closure.
  • The event organiser is still responsible for providing, putting up and removing all legally-required signage. These will need to be compliant with legislation
  • Please consider obtaining Public Liability Insurance cover. This can be purchased for a premium of around £75 from a reputable insurance broker.

The Mayor, Councillor John Story, said: “We are enormously proud to have Her Majesty as a resident of the borough and this makes her Platinum Jubilee year all the more special for local residents. This summer’s celebrations will be a chance for communities in our borough to come together, raise a glass in her honour and make memories that I hope will last a lifetime.”

Councillor Samantha Rayner, deputy leader of the council, and cabinet member for corporate and resident services, culture and heritage, and Windsor, said: “Street parties are a fantastic way to honour Her Majesty’s wonderful service to the nation with family, friends and neighbours and we want as many people as possible to celebrate.

“Please let us know early about your plans and we will do our very best to advise you so that your party can go ahead and happen safely.”

Applications for temporary road closures need to be made at least 10 weeks in advance to meet legal requirements. The closing date for all applications is Friday 25 March 2022. Applications received after that date will not be considered.

For full details and to apply, please visit The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee | Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (rbwm.gov.uk) 

Unfortunately, we will be unable to close classified roads (any road of A and B class) or roads that are part of a bus route. If you need to talk through your plans and obtain guidance on the process, please contact the Network Management Team on 01628 796939.

Events should also be notified to the Safety Advisory Group. Please fill in the form at Safety Advisory Group | Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (rbwm.gov.uk)