Thousands will take to the street this weekend to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

Croydon Council has received more than 130 applications for street parties; including 94 road closure requests and more than 20 applications to hold parties in parks and green spaces.

Every school in the borough will be planting a tree in her honour and Wandle Park has been nominated to become a designated Queen Elizabeth II park, to preserve it for future generations.

Cultural events include children’s street theatre in North End, Croydon Male Voice Choir performing in a spectacular Diamond Jubilee concert at the Fairfield Halls on Saturday June 2 from 7.30pm and, on Sunday, Croydon Minster is holding a choral evening song in her majesty’s honour at 6.30pm.

The crowning glory of Croydon’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations will be the lighting of a beacon on the roof of the council’s Taberner House on Monday 4 June. Croydon is one of hundreds of towns and cities across the country taking part in this simultaneous national beacon lighting ceremony from 10pm to 10.30pm.

Search light beacons will also light up the evening sky in Norwood Grove, in the north of the borough, and at Coulsdon Memorial Park in the south.

To have your party immortalised send pictures of the festivities to before 1pm on Monday June 4 to feature in the newspaper and 1pm Wednesday June 6 to be part of an online souvenir magazine.

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