Streets across East London will be closed over the June Bank Holiday as locals celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Many residents in Newham will hold street parties and other events across the borough to mark the Queen’s 70th year on the throne. People across the UK will get a four-day bank holiday to mark the Jubilee from Thursday June 2 to Sunday June 5.
As part of the festivities, Londoners will hold celebrations across the capital during the double bank-holiday weekend. However, the huge number of street parties planned is expected to cause disruption, with Transport for London (TfL) already warning people not to drive through Central London during that weekend.
In Newham, 27 events throughout the borough have been given the green light to go ahead by the local council. The council said roads would only close for street parties on Sunday June 5, though the parties are being held across the holiday.
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Three of the parties will be held on Thursday June 2, while five will go ahead on the Friday. Four parties will also be held on Saturday June 4, but the vast majority take place on Sunday June 5, with 13 parties on that day. The council also said there would be another event on June 17, and one more without a confirmed date.
Most of the parties on June 5 will end at 5pm before roads reopen, with the latest ending at 8pm.
Here is the full list of roads affected by Platinum Jubilee Street Parties in Newham:
- Monmouth Road
- St Antony’s Road
- Wellington Road
- Romford Road
- Mitcham Road
- Butchers Road
- Salmen Road
- Windsor Road
- Constance Street
- Bartle Avenue
- Barking Road
- Kennard Street
- Addington Road
- Maryland Park
- Holbrook Road
- Kirton Road
- Clifton Road
- Earlham Grove
- Freemasons Road
- Lorne Road
- First Avenue
- Adine Road
- Pulleyns Avenue
- Libra Road
- Sidney Road
Newham Council said on its website: “This will be an historic moment and we know people will want to come together to mark it in style. Newham Council wants to help local people do just that so we have set up The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Community Fund to help support community celebrations. It will be a wonderful opportunity for communities to come together to celebrate Her Majesty’s achievements and service, as well as enjoy each other’s company.”