Dust off your bunting and get out the streamers - it’s time for a street party!
Manchester City Council is inviting local communities who want to celebrate the the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to come forward and apply to host parties to celebrate the occasion.
The Platinum Jubilee will celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years of service and there will be a wide range of activities taking place during the extended bank holiday weekend.
When is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?
The Jubilee itself is on Thursday 2 June. However, there is a bumper four-day bank holiday weekend to celebrate the occasion.
The late May bank holiday has been moved from its usual slot to Friday 3 June - meaning there will be two bank holidays in a row.
Tag that onto the weekend and the celebrations will run from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June.
How do I hold a Jubilee street party in Manchester?
In good news, funding is available for local groups who want to host their own street parties and Manchester City Council will also waive the usual road closures fees for the Jubilee weekend.
You need to apply to the city council by Friday 22 April via its website here.
The council will also be hosting a Platinum Jubilee jamboree on the bank holiday weekend but more details of time and location have yet to be announced.
Joanne Roney OBE, chief executive of Manchester City Council, said: “It is a historic milestone to reach jubilee, and the extended bank holiday weekend will be a perfect time to celebrate a lifetime of service.
“We know Mancunians will want to celebrate, this is your chance to put on a good old fashioned street party, get family, friends, neighbours together for a once in a lifetime party.
“I’d encourage those who want to have a street party to submit their road closure form as soon as possible and apply for funding to ensure that their street party is fitting of this momentous occasion.
“I hope that Mancunians across the city come together to celebrate and have a great time in June.”