Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Cambridgeshire County Council Encourages Jubilee Street Parties


Party people who are looking to organise a street celebration to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee or the greatest sporting show on earth can do so without paying a penny to Cambridgeshire County Council.

After the success of street parties to celebrate the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton last year, Cambridgeshire County Council is encouraging residents to start planning celebrations for the Queen's Jubilee and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The County Council has made the road closure application process easier for anyone who wants to get their community together for a street party - and for small community events the council will charge nothing for road closures on a cul-de-sac or residential roads without significant through traffic.

County Council Cabinet Member for Community Infrastructure, Councillor Steve Criswell, said: "We waived the road closure fee for the royal wedding and the Cambridgeshire community celebrated in style with 44 street parties in the county.

"I am sure that local people will want to mark such momentous occasions as the Queen's Jubilee and the Olympics and Paralympics, which form the greatest sporting event in the world, and again the county council will help them do just that."

Anyone interested in organising a street party can find advice, information and an online application form on the Cambridgeshire County Council website, go to:

http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/trafficmanagement/events/onth eroad/street_parties.htm

For further advice contact the County Council's Traffic Manager's Service on 01223 507176.