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How to plan a street party for the 2022 Platinum Jubilee

Community spirited Sefton residents considering hosting a street party for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee are being asked to contact the council as soon as possible.

While food, drink and tablecloths may be high on any party planner’s list for the celebrations, which take place over the long weekend of June 2nd – June 5th, many residents may not be aware of the need to formally close off their street.

There is no cost involved for this service but party organisers will need to let Sefton Council know of their plans by Wednesday, May 11th, in order for the local authority to begin official street closure proceedings.

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Cllr John Fairclough, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Locality Services, said: “Sefton Council is keen that as many people as possible enjoy this once in a lifetime special occasion and for many closely knit communities, that will likely mean a street party is being planned!

“In order for street parties to take place however, Sefton Council has a legal duty to formally publish notice of any road closures where parties are taking place.

“Already we have been contacted about a number of Jubilee celebration road closures and we would urge anyone thinking of doing similar to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

“Organising a street party has many different rewards and brings together neighbours and local communities, showing off Sefton at its very best as a warm hearted and caring borough for everyone.”

It will not be possible to process any street closure requests for the Jubilee weekend after the May 11th deadline.

Organisers will need to provide their contact details, proposed closure dates and the road or section of road they wish to close.

Each application will be assessed on a case by case basis, however residents are reminded that all parties should take place away from busy roads, such as main roads and bus routes.

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has released some useful links to websites to assist organisers of street parties.

More information and additional support packs on street party planning can be found via www.sefton.gov.uk/jubilee2022.

To apply for a temporary road closure in Sefton please click here or call 0345 140 0845.