Street party like it’s 2022

Residents of Kassassin Street in Southsea enjoy a street party for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 Picture: Ian Hargreaves

The council will be covering the cost of public liability insurance for residents’ street parties being held during the special four-day Jubilee weekend from 2-5 June 2022. They will also waive the usual road closure fee.

People wishing to host a street party must complete an application. There is a specific simplified online application form for jubilee street parties at www.portsmouth.gov.uk/jubilee70. Alternatively, you can request a paper copy at your nearest library if easier.

Also planned are two Big Lunch events in both the north and south of the city on Sunday 5 June. These free events will be an opportunity for the whole community to gather outdoors and mark the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession.

Councillor Chris Attwell, Portsmouth City Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Central Services, said: “This is a historic event as it is the first time any British monarch has celebrated a platinum jubilee. We want to make it easy for residents to organise a street party. After listening to feedback, we have decided we will cover the public liability insurance cost.

“We hope this will encourage lots of residents to organise a street party, but we will also be holding Big Lunch events so everyone in the city has the opportunity to get involved in the celebrations”.