Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
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:
The UK has a long history of organised street parties to celebrate national events. This year residents are being encouraged to organise and host parties across the bank holiday weekend from 2 June to 5 June 2022, or as part of The Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 5 June 2022.
Residents wishing to host an event may still need to apply for a temporary road closure however, for non-commercial events held over the June bank holiday, we have decided to waive the fee’s normally associated with such applications and to simplify the application process.
Following the success of the first Big Jubilee Lunch, to celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, we have put in place special relaxations to make it easier for our residents to come together and celebrate this momentous occasion over the June bank holiday.
What events does this apply to?
This applies to non-commercial street parties that groups of residents get together to arrange for their neighbours, to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Will I need a licence or Temporary Event Notice?
Organising a street party just for residents and neighbours typically does not need a licence.
The Licensing Act 2003 does not require a licence or a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) at a street party unless:
- Amplified music is one of the main purposes of the event
- Alcohol is to be sold – it is permissible for residents to bring their own alcohol but a licence or TEN will always be required if alcohol is to be sold
Do I need to apply for a temporary road closure?
If your street party is taking place on the road or public highway you will need to apply for a temporary road closure. Alternatively, you may wish to organise an informal Street Meet using driveway’s or front gardens or other private land that may not require permission.
How do I apply for a temporary road closure?
Applications should be submitted at least 6 weeks ahead of the event to allow for consultation with the relevant consultees including; Highways, Police, Ambulance, Essex Fire & Rescue Service etc.
As part of the consultation process you will also need to speak with neighbours who will be affected by the road closure to make sure they haven’t got any objections.
For guidance notes and the relevant application form please contact:
Will I need to carry out a risk assessment?
If your event is for 500 people or less, we won’t normally ask for a risk assessment to be submitted as part of the application. However, you should ensure that you consider all the risks involved and document these.
This will help you to identify any particular areas where problems may occur and that you have addressed them. Documenting this process and demonstrating that you’ve prepared to mitigate risks offers you protection if something happens at your event. You can get further advice via the links provided below and from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website.
Generally speaking, it is unlikely that we will receive objections to closing short cul-de-sacs or quiet residential roads where a simple alternative traffic route is available.
However, concerns are likely to be raised where an application relates to through traffic routes that would be affected. For example on main roads and bus routes or where the effect of street parties in adjacent roads would create traffic routing difficulties.
Plan a street party
Have a look at the following free resources available:
- GOV.UK guidance – Organising a voluntary event: a ‘can do’ guide
- GOV.UK guidance – Your guide to organising a street party
- The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 – How you can get involved
- The Street Party Site – Guide for residents
Download the official emblem
The official emblem for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee can be used for all official merchandise commemorating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and across digital and social media.