Diamond street parties

ASHFIELD folk who want to host a street party to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this summer are being urged to contact Nottinghamshire County Council.

Last year, more than 80 street parties took place to mark the Royal Wedding and the council is expecting the number of parties to increase this year.

Cabinet member for transport and highways, Richard Jackson, said: “People had a taste of street celebrations last year and with more days in which to celebrate with the bank holidays we expect there will be a lot of demand for organising street parties.

“We aim to get rid of red tape and are keen to work with communities to help them lay on their celebrations but we do advise people to get in touch as early as possible so we can help with the organisation of their particular event.”

On the day of the celebrations, the council will provide organisers with required traffic signs at the approved locations.

Highways staff will deliver signs to a pre-arranged address and collect them after the event. In more complex areas organisers may be required to provide additional signs.

The council aims to create traffic free environments for approved parties.

l For details visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/streetparties or call Mansfield 520739.