Street party fever has hit Kensington and Chelsea with the borough seeing 35 street parties planned for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with support from the council and backing of the Partnership BIDS.
As part of the council’s support to residents and local groups, fees were waived to applicants to encourage everyone to get involved in the celebrations. This included £21 Temporary Event Notice and £62 parking bay suspension, as well as £1,692 road closure fee.
In addition, an easy step-by-step guide to the application process was created by Kensington and Chelsea council to make sure the borough will be bursting with Jubilee spirit over the June bank holiday.
Residents are being supported by officers in their party planning, making sure street decorations are safe and do not damage street lighting or roads, while giving each street party the chance to look the part, ready to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 70-year reign.
The BID Street Teams are also on hand, visiting over 1,000 businesses in the borough, helping answer questions from the public and supporting local companies to manage various incidents.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Elizabeth Campbell, said: “It is wonderful to see such a strong take up of street parties in Kensington and Chelsea to celebrate our longest reigning monarch.
“It is also a pleasure to be able to support so many events – we are working closely with residents and community groups to make sure the parties are fun and safe for everyone taking part. With over 30 private events planned, in addition to public activities taking place, there will be a real buzz across the borough throughout the whole Jubilee weekend.”
Steven Medway, Chief Executive of the King’s Road Partnership, commented: “We worked closely with the council, Transport for London, local residents and businesses to make these celebrations possible. It is only the second time that we have closed off part of the King’s Road to traffic and we expect to see record footfall. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year is of enormous significance to the British public and it’s a great honour for us to play a part in making this a memorable occasion.”