Diamond Jubilee street parties as popular as Royal Wedding

March 5, 2012

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee could prove even more popular than the Royal Wedding with 3,500 street parties already planned three months before the date. When added to the thousands more events being lined up in pubs, gardens, town squares and on village greens, the figure suggests the jubilee could outstrip last year’s wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Three months before the Royal Wedding last April councils had received only a handful of applications for road closures from people organising street parties, though this rose to 2,000 a month later and 4,000 with a few weeks to go. But there have already been an estimated 3,500 similar bids submitted for the Diamond Jubilee long weekend despite the fact it will not get under way until Saturday, June 2.

Read more in The Telegraph.

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