Still a chance to put on a party

A street party at Hampson Gardens in Edenthorpe.
A street party at Hampson Gardens in Edenthorpe.

THERE’S still time to have a party fit for a Queen!

Doncaster Council is trying to encourage more residents to come forward to put on a street party for the Diamond Jubilee.

To encourage more community groups and neighbours to hold a safe party on their street during celebrations, the deadline for road closure applications has been extended to May 21.

Mayor of Doncaster Peter Davies said: “I would love to see local communities coming together across the borough to celebrate this memorable milestone in The Queen’s reign. Street parties are joyous occasions which build real community spirit and I urge people to join in the nationwide celebrations and have their very own party.”

The council has put together a straight forward application procedure and people wishing to apply for a road closure so their party can take place safely need to contact the council’s customer contact team on 01302 736000 or go to the Street Parties page on the council’s website and complete the appropriate application form: Street Parties

To save time, organisers should have contacted all residents that may be affected by a road closure and have their support. Only small roads and cul-de-sacs can be closed for parties and not major through routes.

To date the council has confirmed seven road closures for street parties in Auckley, Bennetthorpe, Bentley, Bessacarr, Cantley, Fishlake and Tickhill.

Many other people have contacted the council but have not required a road closure for their party.