With only a week to go until the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend (2-5 June), Essex County Council is encouraging communities across Essex to come together to celebrate the upcoming event and keep the party spirit alive by sharing stories and photos afterwards on facebook
In the run up to the Jubilee, there have been over 282 applications for road closures, to hold street parties, across Essex.
Residents have been visiting www.fb.com/StreetPartiesInEssex
to keep up to date with the latest news and to spread the word about their celebrations. Residents are encouraged to post stories and photos from their street parties to show how Essex celebrated the big day.
Residents can also ‘post their party’ at www.goodforessex.org/streetparties
and join other residents and organisations such as St Nicholas Tolleshunt D'Arcy CofE Primary School (Maldon), Oak View School (Loughton) and Noak Bridge Parish Council (Basildon) who have already posted theirs.
County Councillor Peter Martin, Leader of Essex County Council said: “The Diamond Jubilee is a momentous occasion and I have no doubt that 282 parties is just the tip of the iceberg and that there will be many more celebrations taking place all over the county.
"It will be wonderful to see so many Essex residents come together to celebrate with their local communities and I look forward to hearing more about the different parties and events across the county through our facebook page.”