South West London residents are being advised to submit their applications to hold a Jubilee themed street party as the deadline fast approaches.
South West Londoners are being advised to submit their applications to hold a Jubilee themed street party as the deadline fast approaches.
Richmond and Wandsworth are currently leading the way with highest number of approved applications for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee street parties in all of London with Richmond on 175 and Wandsworth on 179.
The other boroughs have slightly less approved street party applications: Kensington and Chelsea 28, Hammersmith and Fulham 30, Kingston 36 and Merton with 62.
The deadlines for the boroughs that are still open are set to close this week, with Merton and Hammersmith and Fulham already to closed to further applications.
All the parties are set to take place over the 2nd-5th June bank holiday to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.
In a bid to raise community involvement Wandsworth Council have waived the £50 road closure fee, hoping more party applications will be submitted before the deadline.
All in all over 1,750 roads are set to close in the capital over the bank holiday weekend.
Street parties have a colourful history throughout Britain – the first being held to celebrate the signing of the Versailles peace treaty in 1919.
The first Royal street party took place in 1935 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George 5th.
Streets Alive, an organization which helps people plan their parties, believes street parties are an important way to promote neighborliness.
Cllr Pamela Fleming, Richmond Council’s Strategic Cabinet member for Communities,
Business and Culture, said: “ Richmond upon Thames has a wonderful community spirit and the residents are very proud of our historic royal heritage and the way people are coming together to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee just goes to show this spirit.”
The borough’s still open for applications are Kensington and Chelsea (deadline today), Richmond-upon-Thames and Wandsworth (deadline this Saturday).
If you are interested in organizing a Diamond Jubilee street party then contact your local council.
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