Norfolk set to celebrate

MORE than 30 street parties are already planned for Norfolk this summer as communities come together to take to the streets to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Thousands of people are set to celebrate 60 years of The Queen’s reign at events across the county, many of which are taking place during the extended bank holiday weekend of June 2-5.

Closer-to-home, family, friends, neighbours and communities are planning to get together at street parties to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. Norfolk County Council is already aware of 30 street parties being planned in towns and villages in Norfolk to celebrate the occasion.

The cost of closing streets and roads has been set at £36. For more information or an application form, visit, email or telephone 0344 800 8009.

Norfolk County Council is helping to ensure the jubilee celebrations go off in style by inviting people to apply for funding from the Norfolk Year of Celebrations 2012 Fund, launched to help community groups, organisations, town and parish councils celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and a number of other events this year, including The Olympics.

Communities, organisations, town and parish councils can bid for a maximum of £500 from a pot of £30,000 available to help people meet the costs associated with staging and promoting a community focussed event or activity that is open to everyone and leaves a positive legacy.

Any community organising an event or street party is being invited to register their celebrations on a dedicated page on the Norfolk County Council’s website at, and in doing so help to create a permanent archive for future generations.

As well as including information about the jubilee and advice and helpful hints about how to organise a community event and apply for a road closure for a street party, the website also offers the ideal opportunity to publicise a street party. However organisers can post details of their event online and contribute to the county’s archive, but choose to keep the details of the event private.