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Looking to hold a street party for the Queen’s birthday?

Published Thursday, 21 April 2016

Coventry residents wanting to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday over the weekend of 11 and 12 June are being given a big helping hand by the Council.

The Council has once again streamlined the administrative processes needed before people can hold street parties celebrating this momentous achievement and is hoping that this year's celebrations will prove even more popular than previous Royal street parties.

Cllr Michael Hammon, The Lord Mayor of Coventry, said: “I’d really like to encourage people to hold street parties. It’s amazing that our Queen celebrates her 90th birthday this year so it would be great for Coventry to celebrate with her.”

The Council is leading the work to encourage local people to celebrate over the birthday weekend in their own neighbourhoods.  Over the last few years the Council has helped many local communities arrange parties for the Olympics and Royal celebrations which have brought people together. Many of these have been followed by other community events inspired by the spirit shown at the street parties.

Lee House, Events Manager at the Council, said “We are doing our bit at the Council by producing one simple form for residents to use to let us know about their plans, so they can get on with the real work of organising a fun event." 

The simplified application process has helped make it easier for people to organise street parties and the Council hopes people will take advantage of this and make the most of the chance to hold a street party.

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