City waits for jubilee parties

APPLICATIONS are beginning to come in across the country for street parties to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this year but no interest has been registered yet in Sheffield.

More than 30 open-air parties were staged in the city last April to mark the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall.

Although it is early days to apply to the council for permission to close a road for the Jubilee in June, local government leaders in other parts of the UK are reporting a surge of requests. As with the royal wedding, most events are expected to take place in the south-east of England.

Sheffield says the instructions issued for the royal wedding parties will apply again and can be found on www.sheffield.gov.uk/streetparty. At least two weeks’ notice of road closures is required.

Events to mark The Queen’s 60 years on the throne will take place in the first weekend of June, with an extra bank holiday being created on the Tuesday.