Hertfordshire County Council have confirmed they have received more than 500 applications street parties to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee over the extended bank holiday on 2-5 June, after the application deadline ended last Thursday (21 April).
The record-breaking number for Hertfordshire is even higher than the amount applied for during The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend in 2012, when Hertfordshire residents requested 451 road closures for street parties, the highest number in the country.
Recognising the social and community benefits of celebrating this historic event, the county council again decided to waive the usual road closure fees in hope of encouraging as many people as possible to take up the opportunity to properly celebrate this momentous occasion.
Scott Crudgington, Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Resources at Hertfordshire County Council, said:
“Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is both a major historical milestone and a hugely remarkable achievement, so rightfully deserves to be properly celebrated. We also know it’s an occasion that matters to our residents, so wanted to make sure they could easily organise special celebrations to have a really enjoyable and memorable weekend – especially after such a tough few years.
“It’s therefore brilliant that so many residents have taken up the opportunity to organise street parties and events, and fantastic to have beaten Hertfordshire’s previous record-breaking street party number from the Diamond Jubilee weekend.
“We hope everyone has a fantastic weekend with their loved ones, celebrating this momentous occasion.”
We would love for you to share your Jubilee preparations with us and include you in our county show reel. Just use the hashtag #HertsJubilee