Street Party to celebrate H M The Queen’s 90th Birthday – organise yours!!

It has now been announced that the Queen will be celebrating her 90th Birthday in a number of ways – one of which is a Giant Street Party on Sunday 12 June 2016 all along the Mall.  10,000 people are being invited from the charity sector with 1000 tickets being available in an Open Ballot.

Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, is encouraging communities to organise their own celebratory events as they did for the Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

“Street parties are a great part of British life and an opportunity for communities to come together to celebrate national occasions.   Thousands of street parties took place for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, and over 7 million people got together for The Big Lunch in June 2015.

On the 12th June 2016, the Queen will celebrate her 90th Birthday.  Communities up and down the country can be part of this national celebration by organising a neighbourhood street party.  You may want to follow the Queen’s example of supporting charities by using your street party to raise money or encourage volunteering for local causes which matter to your community.
Street parties are simple to organise.  This guidance sets out what you need to think about, busts the myths about what’s needed, and includes a simple form to let your council know about your plans. “  click here (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/your-guide-to-organising-a-street-party)

In 2012 many streets in Kew closed for street parties.  If you are keen to organise your own, then do please look at the Richmond Council website for the local information on how to do this – click here (http://www.richmond.gov.uk/street_parties).

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