Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022
This year sees her Majesty The Queen become the first British Monarch to reach the milestone of a 70-year reign. An extended Bank Holiday from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022 will provide the nation with an opportunity to come together and celebrate this historic occasion.
Communities across Staffordshire are encouraged to take part in the celebrations by hosting their own events. Activities could include street parties, summer fayres, the planting of trees and craft endeavours to make your own platinum emblem or crown.
You can register your event or find out more about events taking place in Staffordshire here.
How to throw Street Parties
In Staffordshire, celebratory events are being encouraged across the Jubilee weekend and residents can now apply to hold a street party to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
- For residents/neighbours only
- Publicised to residents only
- Closure of residential roads only
- Not charge for entry to the event
- Not damage the road surface
- Not disrupt local residents with music or other noise.
- No licences normally necessary unless the sale of alcohol is involved
- No formal risk assessment needed
You can find further information, risk assessments and insurance information on The Street Party Site.
Jubilee bunting guidance
The county council is getting into the spirit of the forthcoming Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, by relaxing rules around attaching bunting to streetlights.
The approach is to help local communities, parish councils and community groups across the county mark this very special national occasion.
The easing of the licensing rules will apply throughout the four-day bank holiday weekend.
The rules are normally applied in line with industry guidance to maintain public safety and prevent damage to the streetlights from wind or the weight of any items fixed to the columns.
General points to remember include making sure appropriate care is taken to install the bunting using appropriate methods, using only lightweight materials, avoiding all streetlights made from concrete or cast iron and not drilling into the column to install fixing points.
- Bunting should only be fixed to the column using tie wraps and secured in a manner not to damage the lighting column
- Bunting must NOT be installed on traffic signal or sign posts
- Bunting must be of lightweight construction i.e. paper, fabric, polyethene
- Lighting columns of concrete or cast iron construction shall not be used
- Do NOT site where it is likely to obscure a drivers view
- Try Not to cover up the units identification number
- Do NOT use ladders/steps to lean against the unit
- Drilling of holes is not permitted
- Any damage caused to the unit must be reported to the Authority
- Bunting is to be removed in a reasonable time after the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holidays
- Suitable public liability insurance should be held by parish councils and community groups
- The council will without warning or consultation, remove any bunting found to be in a dangerous condition or posing a safety risk to road users
- All bunting must be above 2.1m along footpaths
- While it is preferable for bunting not to span the carriageway, if it does, be aware of vehicle heights which can be up to 5m
Applications for road closures are now closed.