THE Royal Borough of Windsor and 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 as monarch will be held throughout the year.

Celebrations are set to take place over the extended bank holiday weekend from June 2 to June 5.

And the council is now encouraging those who want to hold a party on the public highway to apply for a temporary road closure.

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Some points residents need to consider are:

  • Check that the date of your proposed street party doesn’t clash with any other events in your area. This can be checked at
  • Provide a clear map or plan showing the extent of the proposed road closure and diversion for through-traffic with signs.
  • Provide an event management plan covering when the event is taking place and relevant contact numbers for the organisers, 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.
  • The council will pay the legal fees for the temporary road closure.
  • Event organisers are responsible for putting up and removing all legally required signs.
  • Obtain public liability insurance cover.

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.”

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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.

The closing date for applications is Friday, March 25.

For more details, visit the RBWM website.