Councillor calls for waiving of road closure fees to encourage Jubilee street parties

A Halesowen councillor has called for Dudley Council to waive fees to close residential roads to allow people to hold street parties to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Conservative Councillor Peter Dobb, who represents Belle Vale ward said the move would allow more families and neighbours to get together to celebrate the landmark milestone for the Monarch.

In a motion submitted to Dudley Council, Cllr Dobb also said that it would allow people to come together following an 'incredibly difficult two years in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic'.

On 6 February 2022, The Queen celebrated 70 years since she ascended to the throne, the first British Monarch to celebrate this milestone. National activities to celebrate the landmark will take place over a four-day weekend from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June. Cllr Dobb said:

“I know that many people in my community want to celebrate this amazing landmark in Her Majesty’s reign by coming together and holding a street party. So, what better way for Dudley Council to support them by waiving any temporary road closure fees in residential roads to allow more people to do so.

“It has also been a long time since people were able to gather together free from worrying about Covid-19. I know that people will still have to be cautious but gathering outside in the summer when hopefully cases have reduced substantially will be a safe way for people to get together properly once again after a winter of restrictions.”

Dudley Council will consider the motion at a meeting scheduled to take place on 28th February.


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