THE cost of street party road closures to allow communities to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has been waived in the Stroud district.
Stroud District Council has waived the £85 fee for one-day not-for-profit events held over the June 2-5 bank holiday to mark the Queen’s 70-year reign.
If a road closure is required for an event, an application must still be made via the SDC website before 22 April to allow at least six weeks for a statutory consultation to take place.
A page on the SDC website has been created with advice about how to plan a street party, and whether other licenses may be required, for example if alcohol will be on sale, or amplified music played.
Jubilee event organisers are encouraged to submit a simple online event notification form which will allow officers to get in touch and offer relevant advice, including whether licences must be applied for.
Stroud District Council Chair, Cllr Steve Robinson said: “On behalf of Stroud District Council, I congratulate Her Majesty The Queen for her remarkable 70-years of service. I hope communities in the Stroud district will take this opportunity to come together and celebrate.”
Cllr Chris Brine, Chair of SDC’s Community Services and Licencing Committee added: “The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a momentous occasion, and we want to help people make the most of the long bank holiday by waiving the fees for road closures for street parties.
“It’s important that if a road closure is needed for an event, an application must be made. All the information is available on the SDC website.”
All the information can be found at: www.stroud.gov.uk/the-queens-platinum-jubilee