Communities across Cheshire East are encouraged to apply for grants to hold celebratory street parties to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.
The Council is providing grants of up to £100 to help residents to celebrate the occasion and join in the nationwide programme of festivities.
A budget of £18,000 has been set aside to support up to 180 community parties across the Borough whether held in the street or elsewhere.
First priority is to apply for a road closure – some communities have already done this but there is still time for those communities that still wish to apply.
The deadline for this is April 29 and organisers can apply for a temporary traffic regulation order, which is free of charge, by clicking on the Cheshire East highways web page at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/queensroadclosures
But not all street parties may require a road closure order. Where a field or a village green can be used, an order will not be necessary.
The weekend of June 10–12 is set aside for the whole nation and Commonwealth countries to join in the celebrations.
One huge street party is to take place in The Mall, and will recognise the hundreds of charities the Queen has supported during her reign.
Councillor Paul Bates, Cabinet member for communities, said: “The 90th birthday of the Queen is a momentous occasion for the country and the Borough.
“Cheshire East Council would like to see as many residents and communities as possible joining in the fun.
“This is a significant landmark for the monarch and we want to make sure that we play our part as a Borough in joining in those celebrations.”
May 6 is the deadline for applying for a Council grant and this can be done by filling in a simple form on the Cheshire East Council web site at: http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/thequeenat90