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Road closure fee dropped for North Yorkshire jubilee street parties

North Yorkshire County Council is waiving the charge for road closures to enable local residents to wave their flags for the Queen's platinum jubilee this summer.

The nation will mark the Jubilee with a four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June.

To help communities mark the occasion in North Yorkshire, the county council has announced it's removing the standard street closure fees for the long weekend, which will apply to residential streets.

County Council Leader Carl Les said: “We recognise the significance of 2022 as the Platinum Jubilee year for Her Majesty the Queen and know how passionate our communities are to celebrate this special event.

“There will be a host of events taking place in North Yorkshire which we will announce in due course and we have already pledged our support for the Queen’s Green Canopy tree-planting initiative.”

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said: “To show our support we are waiving the normal administration fee and allowing residents to close their streets to through-traffic. This will create a safe open space for communities to come together for the anniversary to mark the Queen’s extraordinary 70-year reign. Please come forward and organise a street party in your community.”

Anybody wishing to host a street party must apply before 29th April 2022 - you can get more details at northyorks.gov.uk/streetparties

 

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