Street parties planned for right royal knees-up across Three Rivers
19th May 2022
A right royal knees-up is planned at street parties across Three Rivers district next month as the nation celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
More than 50 streets are set to be closed to make way for parties planned all over the district according to figures released today by Three Rivers District Council. Fifty four street closures in total have been requested by local residents to make way for trestle tables and bunting as they prepare to celebrate over the long bank holiday weekend starting on Thursday 2 June.
The figure is higher than the number of street closures requests for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012 – for which 49 closures requests were made.
All street closures across Three Rivers have been approved by Hertfordshire County Council.
Cllr Keith Martin, the Chair of Three Rivers District Council, said: “I am delighted to see how many street parties are being planned by residents across our district. This is a truly historic event and everyone seems to be embracing the jubilee weekend with anticipation of a great celebration.”
A beacon will be lit in Rickmansworth joining more than 1,500 beacons throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK overseas territories, and one in each of the capital cities of Commonwealth countries in recognition of the Queen’s long service. The beacons will enable local communities, individuals and organisations to pay tribute to the Queen as part of the official Platinum Jubilee Weekend of celebrations from the 2 to 5 June 2022.
More than 700 trees are to be planted in Three Rivers district as part of an initiative created to mark the Jubilee. The Queen's Green Canopy will see new trees planted, as well as ancient woodlands and forests protected, across the UK.
Other events being organised by the council are set to include a district wide litter pick, community bulb planting, The Queen’s Knickers Children’s Show at Watersmeet, an exhibition of Jubilee inspired artwork at Artistsmeet and opportunities for people to share their memories of the Queen’s 70 year reign.
More details on the beacon lighting in Rickmansworth will be released shortly. If you are organising an event to mark the Platinum Jubilee within the district and would like to share it with others, fill in the form on the council’s Jubilee page: https://www.threerivers.gov.uk/jubilee