Gloucestershire

Diamond Jubilee: Gloucestershire street party fees waived

People living in Gloucestershire who want to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with a street party will not have to pay for a £75 permit.

The Conservative-controlled council said it would waive the fee normally charged for a road closure.

A spokesman said the gesture would also be extended to those wishing to organise an Olympics-based party.

"But organisers do need to give 12 weeks' notice in order for us to sort out diversions for traffic," he said.

"While the council will endeavour to approve all applications, if a request comes in for a main road such as the A38 or A46, this may not be possible.

"People need to be sensible about the the locations they choose - if a road closure is not possible we'd ask people to organise celebrations in a community hall or area instead."

Some 90 streets were closed last April for Prince William's marriage to Kate Middleton.

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