Coventry jubilee street party plans amongst highest in UK

May 10, 2012 by  

The number of street parties that are planned in the UK to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee in June have soared in recent weeks, with Coventry looking set to host the most parties outside of London.

Thanks to special party packs that have been issued by the Eden Project, more and more local communities are warming to the idea of street parties and are requesting road closures from their local authority organisations to host them. So far, there are 58 planned street closures for the Jubilee celebrations in Coventry and this is the highest number for a city outside of London.

The street party packs that were given out by the Eden Project as part of their Big Lunch campaign, containing printed materials that help with planning and promotion of the events. Printing companies in Coventry are also on hand to help with poster and flyer printing to publicise these parties.

A spokesperson for the Culture, Tourism and Sport board spoke about the increase in street party activity since the country first got a taste of it at last year’s royal wedding, saying:

“Bringing communities together is something councils see as one of their key roles so it’s fantastic that Diamond Jubilee weekend looks set to see people everywhere coming together to enjoy a good old knees-up. Britain’s street party tradition has been well and truly resurrected and next month the nation’s roads will be bedecked with bunting, balloons and fold-out tables.”