• Skye Williams

Borough preparing for platinum parties

HILLINGDON residents will be partying in droves on June 5 in celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee, after the council was flooded with almost 100 street party applications.

The council has encouraged its residents to mark the occasion by hosting outdoor parties for their friends, families and neighbours, as the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee this June.

It comes after the council made it easier for residents to apply for road closures on Sunday June 5, as well as free public liability insurance.

Hillingdon Council said the cut-off date for street closure applications was March 31.

The council said: “We were pleased to receive 96 Platinum Jubilee street party applications.

The council is also pleased to offer further support with organising expenses by gifting £250 towards each successful application.

Further to this, from the end of April to mid-June the council will hold a range of events to mark the occasion.

Events include a specially designed augmented reality Beacon trail in Uxbridge and a historic exhibition.

For younger residents, a creative writing competition is being held, calling for children from the ages of five to nine and ten to thirteen to write stories and poems to celebrate the Queen’s achievement.

Entries will be judged, and the winner will receive a prize, awarded by the Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor Roy Chamdal, and Councillor Susan O’Brien on May 30.

The celebrations will mark a historical moment, where Queen Elizabeth becomes the first British Monarch to achieve 70 years of service.

How will you be celebrating on June 5?

Contact us on our social media to tell us how you will be marking the occasion at hillingdonherald@gmail.com.


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