Street parties for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

This year, the Queen will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service.

Applications to close a road for a street party have now closed, but you can still apply to attach lightweight bunting or flags to street lights up to 4pm on Friday 27 May. The permit application fee will be waived for Platinum Jubilee events only.

We have issued a temporary traffic order (PDF, 951.1 KB) to allow over 550 community celebrations to happen around Kent.

Find out more about the celebrations on the Platinum Jubilee website.

Event requirements

If you have been given permission to host a street party, the event must be:

  • organised for residents and neighbours only
  • free to attend
  • on a residential road (for example a cul-de-sac or where traffic is not able to access another road from the event road) where only resident traffic will be affected.

The event must not:

  • damage the road surface
  • disrupt local residents with music or other noise
  • be on a road which needs to be used to access shops or other businesses
  • be on a road which provides access to a public car park (other than a residents only car park)
  • involve any commercial activity within the road closure area.

You must make sure:

  • all rubbish is cleared up
  • signs are clearly visible to all road users
  • access is still possible by emergency service vehicles
  • disabled drivers can still access disabled parking bays.