Start planning your Jubilee celebrations

Cllr Simpson with Union Jack flags

As part of Platinum Jubilee celebrations, we are encouraging residents to host street parties to bring communities together to mark this historical moment.

Sunday 6 February marked the day Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. To mark the 70 years’ service there will year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations, throughout the UK and beyond, in the Queen’s honour. Events will also be taking place here in the Kirklees over the four day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June.

Residents can start planning their celebrations and apply to close their road – at no cost – over the June bank holiday weekend now. The deadline for applications is Sunday 1 May to enable requests to be processed in time.

In addition to encouraging residents to organise their own celebrations within their communities we are also planning a number of events and activities. These include a concert at Dewsbury Town Hall; screening of Buckingham Palaces’ ‘Platinum in the Park’ event in Greenhead Park where people can come together and bring picnics; and a dedicated exhibition of stories highlighting the different relationships people have with the Queen. Additionally, beacons across Kirklees will be lit. The programme of events will continue to develop over the coming months.

Councillor Will Simpson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees said:

“The bank holiday will be a wonderful opportunity for people across Kirklees to come together to celebrate this historic milestone and for people to reconnect and celebrate with their neighbours after a difficult two years.

“Enabling residents to close streets for this unprecedented anniversary will help bring our communities together, capture the excitement of the bank holiday and reflect on this significant moment in time. Throughout our history street parties have taken place to mark important dates, like, most recently, VE Day and the Queen’s 90th birthday. We want to support our residents to celebrate together again.

“We hope the people of Kirklees will get into the spirit of the occasion and take the opportunity to celebrate with their neighbours and communities.”

 

Keep up to date with road closures 

Residents can find full details on closing roads for a Platinum Jubilee on the following webpage www.kirklees.gov.uk/streetparty