Let's get in party mood for jubilee

Worcester News: JUBILEE: The Queen with Prince Philip JUBILEE: The Queen with Prince Philip

THE people of Worcester are being called to get out the flags and bunting to join friends, family and neighbours for a right Royal street party.

Worcester City Council is doing its bit to boost excitement about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by agreeing to waive all fees on street closures for parties held from Saturday to Tuesday, June 2-5.

The council has already received three formal applications, with a further four or five casual enquiries being made.

The tradition dates back to 1919 when Peace Teas were held to mark the signing of the Treaty of Versailles after the First World War.

The Mayor of Worcester, David Tibbutt, feels there are plenty of reasons to be excited and get planning.

“A street party is a fantastic opportunity for busy neighbours to meet up and for children to play together in a traffic-free area,” he said.

“I’m sure that Worcester residents will be getting together to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee in style.

“The fact the city is hosting a visit by the Queen in July makes this special occasion even more historic.”

In contrast, data obtained from the county’s six councils under the Freedom of Information Act, reveal the county wasn’t exactly gripped by Royal fever when Prince William got married to Kate Middleton last April.

Then only 32 street parties took place across the county with Worcester City Council accounting for just three of those. Wychavon District Council weighed in with 14, the most in the region.

Applications for street parties for the jubilee should be submitted to the city council by Friday, May 4.

For more information, advice and to download an application form go to worcester.gov.uk.

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1:59am Mon 19 Mar 12

CJH says...

“I’m sure that Worcester residents will be getting together to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee in style"
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Nope. Guess again.
“I’m sure that Worcester residents will be getting together to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee in style" . Nope. Guess again. CJH
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5:24am Mon 19 Mar 12

chris4536 says...

Yes , fine; Just pass your "Ladder CLIMBING CERTIFICATE" first.
Yes , fine; Just pass your "Ladder CLIMBING CERTIFICATE" first. chris4536
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7:38am Mon 19 Mar 12

Jackie Barry says...

I am sure that people would love to celebrate. I am not anti Royal but with the high levels of un employment and people fighting to hold onto homes and jobs I dont think many of us are in the party mood. Give us jobs and security, lower fuel and food prices and a future. Then perhaps we would be more in the mood to celebrate.
I am sure that people would love to celebrate. I am not anti Royal but with the high levels of un employment and people fighting to hold onto homes and jobs I dont think many of us are in the party mood. Give us jobs and security, lower fuel and food prices and a future. Then perhaps we would be more in the mood to celebrate. Jackie Barry
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9:56am Mon 19 Mar 12

CJH says...

chris4536 wrote:
Yes , fine; Just pass your "Ladder CLIMBING CERTIFICATE" first.
I'd comment on this, but haven't got a clue what it means!
[quote][p][bold]chris4536[/bold] wrote: Yes , fine; Just pass your "Ladder CLIMBING CERTIFICATE" first.[/p][/quote]I'd comment on this, but haven't got a clue what it means! CJH
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10:03am Mon 19 Mar 12

chris4536 says...

CJH wrote:
chris4536 wrote:
Yes , fine; Just pass your "Ladder CLIMBING CERTIFICATE" first.
I'd comment on this, but haven't got a clue what it means!
Latest News-You now need to be qualified to use a ladder to put up bunting/flags !!
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris4536[/bold] wrote: Yes , fine; Just pass your "Ladder CLIMBING CERTIFICATE" first.[/p][/quote]I'd comment on this, but haven't got a clue what it means![/p][/quote]Latest News-You now need to be qualified to use a ladder to put up bunting/flags !! chris4536
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10:11am Mon 19 Mar 12

CJH says...

chris4536 wrote:
CJH wrote:
chris4536 wrote: Yes , fine; Just pass your "Ladder CLIMBING CERTIFICATE" first.
I'd comment on this, but haven't got a clue what it means!
Latest News-You now need to be qualified to use a ladder to put up bunting/flags !!
Ah! Bit too subtle this early in the morning Chris...
[quote][p][bold]chris4536[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris4536[/bold] wrote: Yes , fine; Just pass your "Ladder CLIMBING CERTIFICATE" first.[/p][/quote]I'd comment on this, but haven't got a clue what it means![/p][/quote]Latest News-You now need to be qualified to use a ladder to put up bunting/flags !![/p][/quote]Ah! Bit too subtle this early in the morning Chris... CJH
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12:26pm Mon 19 Mar 12

Pomygranit says...

chris4536 wrote:
CJH wrote:
chris4536 wrote:
Yes , fine; Just pass your "Ladder CLIMBING CERTIFICATE" first.
I'd comment on this, but haven't got a clue what it means!
Latest News-You now need to be qualified to use a ladder to put up bunting/flags !!
Since when????
[quote][p][bold]chris4536[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris4536[/bold] wrote: Yes , fine; Just pass your "Ladder CLIMBING CERTIFICATE" first.[/p][/quote]I'd comment on this, but haven't got a clue what it means![/p][/quote]Latest News-You now need to be qualified to use a ladder to put up bunting/flags !![/p][/quote]Since when???? Pomygranit
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4:38pm Mon 19 Mar 12

ushmush says...

Jackie Barry wrote:
I am sure that people would love to celebrate. I am not anti Royal but with the high levels of un employment and people fighting to hold onto homes and jobs I dont think many of us are in the party mood. Give us jobs and security, lower fuel and food prices and a future. Then perhaps we would be more in the mood to celebrate.
I'm going to throw a massive party, use £50 notes for bunting and use petrol to get some fires going and really create an atmosphere. Going to pop to Waitrose in my new car and put on a massive spread. Once the party is over I'll return to my lovely home and party some more before I return to work the next day. Oh and don't worry about the ladder certificate, I'll hire someone to do that.
[quote][p][bold]Jackie Barry[/bold] wrote: I am sure that people would love to celebrate. I am not anti Royal but with the high levels of un employment and people fighting to hold onto homes and jobs I dont think many of us are in the party mood. Give us jobs and security, lower fuel and food prices and a future. Then perhaps we would be more in the mood to celebrate.[/p][/quote]I'm going to throw a massive party, use £50 notes for bunting and use petrol to get some fires going and really create an atmosphere. Going to pop to Waitrose in my new car and put on a massive spread. Once the party is over I'll return to my lovely home and party some more before I return to work the next day. Oh and don't worry about the ladder certificate, I'll hire someone to do that. ushmush
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4:59pm Mon 19 Mar 12

ushmush says...

I love the Queen! Tally-ho.
I love the Queen! Tally-ho. ushmush
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