Council waiving application fees to host street parties
2:40pm Saturday 25th February 2012 in News
The council is waiving application fees to host street parties ahead of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics.
Events organisers can also apply for a £50 to help pay for refreshments, making it easier for neighbours to break out the bunting and celebrate.
Last year's Royal Wedding saw 37 street parties taking part in Sutton as well as in homes and gardens, which was one of the highest totals in the capital.
Revellers are already starting to plan celebrations for this summer's events, with six applications to hold street parties already registered.
Councillor Ruth Dombey, deputy leader of Sutton Council said: "Last year saw neighbours come together for some really lovely events that will be remembered for years to come.
"With two big occasions within 100 days, this year is even more special and we want the borough to beat last year’s record.
"We want to make it as easy as possible for residents to hold street parties, so we’ve slashed red tape and can provide vouchers to help pay for refreshments."
To hold a street party road closure applications need to be made to the council by Friday 4 May. The deadline to apply for a £50 voucher is 15 March.
Visit sutton.gov.uk/summerfestival to apply and email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org. The form to apply for the voucher can also be found here.