Deadline Looms for Street Party Organisers

Residents must apply to council by Friday May 11

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Residents planning to hold a street party to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee have just a few days left to make their applications.

Over the extended bank holiday, June 2-5, millions of people across the country will be celebrating 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II on the throne.

And residents of Hammersmith and Fulham who want to join in with a Diamond Jubilee street party of their own need to apply to the council for permission by Friday, May 11.

The good news, says the council is that applying is simple, as it has cut the red tape involved in arranging small parties and fetes to just one simple online form.

Residents without a computer can ask to be sent a paper version of the form, which is only four pages long.

Cllr Harry Phibbs, cabinet member for community engagement, says he hopes more people will set up parties this summer for the Diamond Jubilee and for the London 2012 Games, starting on July 27.

The deadline for applications for parties is May 11 if it is for the Queen’s Jubilee and June 29 for the Olympics.

Residents requiring a premises licence to sell alcohol at their events will need to apply at least six weeks before their planned event.

The two main requirements for those holding a small event or party are that there must be community approval and that organisers make appropriate arrangements for diverting traffic.

Thames Water and the council's own highways contractor, Conways, have both agreed to supply barriers where street parties are taking place, free of charge.

If you would like to apply to have a small local event such as a street party, visit Street Parties or contact the switchboard on 020 8748 3020.

A number of Diamond Jubilee events will also take place across Hammersmith and Fulham. Here's the schedule:



2-5 June

Hammersmith London BID Street Banner Festival 
Local artists and amateurs designing banners which will then be judged by community representatives. The winning banners will be placed on the borough’s main thoroughfares.

3 June

Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant 
A flotilla which will extend from Putney Bridge to Tower Bridge. The Queen will lead the flotilla which will include boats from across the UK, the Commonwealth and the World.

3 June

The Big Jubilee Lunch 
Individuals and communities are free to hold picnics/ lunches as they wish. For 2012 plans for The Big Jubilee Lunch campaign in London, with continued support from the Mayor Boris Johnson and Barbara Windsor, aims to recruit 32 organiser ‘Champions’ and a celebrity ambassador for each borough. The objective will be to encourage local Big Lunch activities in streets and neighbourhoods throughout the capital, ideally on Sunday 3 June, but also over the whole Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.

3 June

Hammersmith street decoration 
Decoration of Hammersmith Town Hall and riverside with bunting and flags.

3 June

Bishops Park Jubilee event 
Big screen, vintage funfair, catering, Fulham Brass Band, and, subject to availability, Hammersmith Morris Men and ‘Rock the Joint’ vintage band and dance.

4 June

BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace

4 June

To be placed on top of Hammersmith Town Hall and lit.

5 June

St Paul’s Service of Thanksgiving and carriage procession

30 June

Fulham Symphony Orchestra 
Orchestral performance with Jubilee theme.


Queen’s Jubilee walking tours 
Walking tours in Fulham town centre.


Queen’s Jubilee Youth Cup 
Youth competition for Army cadets, boy scouts, army groups.

September (TBC)

Tea and Cakes with the Queen 
Tea, cakes and dancing in Hammersmith Town Hall with a DVD of the pageant being shown.

May 8, 2012