Just seven jubilee street party bids

The Council House, Doncaster.  (Picture: CHRIS BULL D3825CB)
The Council House, Doncaster. (Picture: CHRIS BULL D3825CB)

THERE’S a right royal shortage of people applying to hold a street party to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Just seven applications have been received so far by Doncaster Council from residents planning to party over the Bank Holiday weekend in June.

A spokesman for the authority said that there had also been about 25 unofficial inquiries about street parties.

There is still a chance for you to get through the red tape and put on a party on your doorstep as the application deadline is not until May 18.

The council has published a list of advice for those wanting to get involved in the party spirit between June 2 and 5.

Factors that need to be considered to be granted official permission include whether the party will block a public highway and whether alcohol will be served which would require a licence.

Insurance, food hygiene and noise nuisance are also factors that need to be reviewed as part of residents’ party planning.

Last year, about ten residents submitted formal applications for street parties to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Are you having a street party? Why not let us know at editorial@doncastertoday.co.uk or did you try to apply but were put off by the red tape?

For more information about planning a street party, visit www.doncaster.gov.uk