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Street parties to celebrate the Queen's 90th

Street parties to celebrate the Queen's 90th

05 May 2016
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If you are planning a street party for Sunday 12 June in the Wokingham Borough to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, there is now a special section on Wokingham Borough Council’s website to help you apply to do this.


Because your party is being held on a road and will affect traffic, the borough council may need to make a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to close that section of the highway so your event can take place.

Wokingham Borough Council will not charge for road closures for street parties to celebrate the Queen's birthday, but applications must be received by 23 May to qualify.

"We want to make it as fuss free as possible for you to celebrate this wonderful occasion in this most British of ways," said Matt Davey, head of highways and transport.


The TRO depends on an assessment of the impact of the closure on through traffic, and the conditions set out in the online application are met.


Cul-de-sacs or minor residential roads with simple, short alternative routes for motorists will make it easier for the council to make the necessary arrangements. Sadly there will be busier strategic routes that cannot be closed at all.


The new event notification section on the council’s website also has safety advice and guidance to help you hold your party as well as links to further information.


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