Suffolk County Council waives fees for Platinum Jubilee events

To mark the celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Suffolk County Council will be waiving fees associated with applications to close roads for street parties and other local authority led public events.  

On Sunday 6 February 2022, Her Majesty the Queen will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service. To celebrate this milestone, events will be taking place across the Country, particularly over the four-day Bank Holiday weekend, between 2nd and 5th June 2022. This bank holiday gives communities and people throughout the UK the opportunity to come together and celebrate with their neighbours. 

For all events on Sunday 5 June 2022, which is being referred to nationally as the ‘Big Jubilee Lunch’, Suffolk County Council will not be charging fees normally associated with road closures.

The following website has been set up for those who are looking to organise a street party as a group of residents, or as a local authority, for an event in a large public space, such as a park:

https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/PlatinumJubileeEvent

As part of the main criteria for a road to be closed, the road must be residential with no through traffic (i.e. a cul-de-sac or traffic not able to access another road from the event road, etc.) and only resident traffic will be affected.

To be allocated traffic management to assist with an event, all applications must be received before 11pm on Sunday 27 March 2022. Traffic management will consist of 5 traffic cones, 1 road closure sign and an advance warning sign, which may be delivered to the chosen drop off point, up to Thursday 2nd June 2022.  

If any applications are received after 11pm on Sunday 27 March 2022, these may still be processed. However, Suffolk County Council cannot cover the costs of Traffic Management for the event, nor will Suffolk County Council be able to provide any form of Traffic Management equipment. This is due to possible supply chain constraints and other operational demands.

For full details, including street party event criteria, information on insurance and licences, please ensure you visit this link https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/PlatinumJubileeEvent

If you have any queries, please contact Suffolk County Councils Customer Services team on 0345 606 6171 or email [email protected]

Find more information on how to get involved in celebrating Her Majesty’s historic reign, at platinumjubilee.gov.uk.

Councillor Paul West, Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for Operational Highways, said:

“This is a prestigious achievement for Her Majesty the Queen. To help celebrations get underway, I am glad to announce that we will be waiving fees for the events on Sunday 5 June, allowing communities to come together across Suffolk, whether it be a small gathering in a local street, or a larger event, organised by town or parish councils.

“I would like to offer my thanks to the teams involved in bringing this together, whether it be from the planning, to the delivery and collection of traffic management equipment. 

“I look forward to seeing such events take place, and we welcome your photos or videos to be posted to Twitter via @SuffolkCC or @Suff_highways”

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