Jubilee Celebrations In Kent

Kent will be celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this weekend with 319 official street parties.

Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone lead the way with 38 each, while Canterbury and Sevenoaks are not too far behind with 34 each.

The figure is nearly 75% up on the 182 street parties held in the county for the Royal Wedding last year, when Kent was third in the country.

Kent County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste, Bryan Sweetland, said: "It is fantastic news that so many residents across Kent will celebrate this historic occasion with their friends and neighbours. We made this process as simple as possible to make it easy for people to enjoy the event with their neighbours. We also waived the charges for street parties on quiet residential roads and cul-de-sacs.

"Kent County Council extends Her Majesty our best wishes and I am delighted that thousands of people across the county will enjoy traditional street parties to mark the Diamond Jubilee."

There will be scores of other themed events across the county over the bank holiday including tea parties, traditional fetes and fairs, concerts and big screens beaming coverage of the celebrations in London.

While on Monday, 182 Jubilee beacons will be lit across Kent (more than anywhere else in the country) as part of a chain of more than 4,000.



Kent will be celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this weekend with 319 official street parties.

Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone lead the way with 38 each, while Canterbury and Sevenoaks are not too far behind with 34 each.

The figure is nearly 75% up on the 182 street parties held in the county for the Royal Wedding last year, when Kent was third in the country.

Kent County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste, Bryan Sweetland, said: "It is fantastic news that so many residents across Kent will celebrate this historic occasion with their friends and neighbours. We made this process as simple as possible to make it easy for people to enjoy the event with their neighbours. We also waived the charges for street parties on quiet residential roads and cul-de-sacs.

"Kent County Council extends Her Majesty our best wishes and I am delighted that thousands of people across the county will enjoy traditional street parties to mark the Diamond Jubilee."

There will be scores of other themed events across the county over the bank holiday including tea parties, traditional fetes and fairs, concerts and big screens beaming coverage of the celebrations in London.

While on Monday, 182 Jubilee beacons will be lit across Kent (more than anywhere else in the country) as part of a chain of more than 4,000.

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