Apply for a Queen's Platinum Jubilee street party or other public event

Guidance for residents and community organisations on how to organise a street party or other events to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Celebrating The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. Find more information on how to get involved in celebrating Her Majesty's historic reign, at platinumjubilee.gov.uk.

Fees waived for street parties and other local authority led events

Street parties are a great opportunity for communities to come together on national occasions. They're usually organised by groups of residents who get together and make arrangements to celebrate with their neighbours.

Road fees will be waived in recognition that Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee on Sunday 5 June 2022, indicating seventy years of service.

Apply by 11pm on 27 March 2022 for a street party or other local authority (or charity) event.

Road closure fees for road closures associated with street parties held on Sunday 5 June 2022 will be waived.

A Platinum Jubilee street party event must meet the following criteria:

  • The event organised is for residents and neighbours only
  • Less than 499 people are expected to attend
  • The road to be closed is a residential road with no through traffic (e.g. a cul-de-sac or traffic not able to access another road from the event road) and only resident traffic will be affected
  • There is no bus route along the road to be closed
  • There are no shops or other businesses or access to shops or business premises on the road to be closed
  • There is no public car park on or accessed via the road to be closed (other than a residents only car park)
  • The event will be publicised only to residents
  • There will be no entry charge for the event
  • No commercial activity is to take place within the road closure area

The event must be for the purpose of celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and be held on 5 June 2022, during daylight hours. This is in-line with national celebrations, referred to as the ‘Big Jubilee Lunch’.

Insurance

Party organisers are not required to have public liability insurance cover for their event, however, we strongly advise you to obtain cover for a minimum limit of indemnity of £2million. Look at the advice on the Streets Alive: insurance web page and shop around. The cost could be split between people attending, or you could hold a raffle or ask for donations to cover the costs.

You should not need a risk assessment – as long, as you give thought to the needs of all those attending, then common sense precautions should be enough.

Licences

Providing your street party is free and open to neighbours, family and friends and there is no sale of food or alcohol then you do not need a licence. If you're selling tickets, alcohol or food you will require licences in the normal way through your District or Borough Council.

Guidance and advice

Apply online by 11pm on 27 March 2022

Applications after 27 March 2022

Any applications received beyond the deadline may be processed. However, Suffolk County Council cannot cover the costs of Traffic Management for the event, nor will Suffolk County Council be able to provide any form of Traffic Management equipment due to possible supply chain constraints and other operational demands.

For helpful tips, advice and support on organising a successful event, check out:

These are normally larger events led by District or Borough Councils. They will take place in large public open spaces (like parks) or in iconic landmark areas such as town centres.

Road closure fees are being waived for Parish, Towns, Districts or Borough Councils planning events on Sunday 5 June 2022

Other local authority (or charity) led platinum jubilee events:

  • are for anyone can attend
  • involves external publicity, such as in newspapers
  • is held in buildings, parks and open spaces
  • includes professional skilled organisers
  • requires a risk assessment
  • a licence maybe needed

Apply online by 11pm on 27 March 2022

Applications after 27 March 2022

Any applications received beyond the deadline may be processed. However, Suffolk County Council cannot cover the costs of Traffic Management for the event, nor will Suffolk County Council be able to provide any form of Traffic Management equipment due to possible supply chain constraints and other operational demands.

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