Kent gives Diamond Jubilee street parties a boost

I was two residents meetings earlier this week, Westgate and Westbrook , and Garlinge. Both would like to organise events for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. I said I hoped that KCC would make it easier for road closures for street parties.

Kent County Council listens to public.
Communities across Kent are being invited to start planning street parties for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this summer.
Kent was one of the top local authorities in the country last year for street parties held to mark the Royal Wedding.
Kent County Council is planning to build on this success, so that thousands of residents will be able to celebrate the historic occasion with their neighbours.
Kent County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste, Bryan Sweetland, said:
"We are once again waiving charges for street parties on quiet residential roads and cul-de-sacs. This 'can do' relaxed approach will allow people to organise a Diamond Jubilee celebration with neighbours in a traffic-free street, giving children the chance to play freely for a change.
"We are aiming to repeat the success of Kent's Royal Wedding street party scheme, when we were one of the top local authorities in the country for the numbers of residential street parties.
"This was achieved by making the application process very easy. Organisers only have to complete a simple online form. In addition, there is no charge for processing applications, or for road closure signs that we will provide. This means parties in quiet residential roads and cul-de-sacs can be held for free.
"We wish Her Majesty every happiness and hope residents in Kent will seize the opportunity to celebrate this historic occasion."
Party organisers can apply for a road closure over any day during the extended four day holiday from Saturday 2 – Tuesday 5 June. The deadline for street party applications is Friday 18 May.
Organisers can request an application form online by visiting www.kent.gov.uk/streetparty, or by calling 08458 247 800.
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