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6th Jul, 2022

Rugby's communities encouraged to come together on Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend

COMMUNITIES in and around Rugby have been encouraged to enjoy a Big Jubilee Lunch during the borough’s celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Big Jubilee Lunch aims to bring residents together over the extended four-day bank holiday weekend, which runs from Thursday June 2 to Sunday June 5.

Rugby Borough Council has invited communities to stage street parties and celebrations in the borough’s parks and open spaces to mark the historic event.

Residents can get advice and information on organising a street party or gathering, including applying for a temporary road closure – and the council has pledged to donate 20 metres of jubilee bunting to residents organising a celebration.

Tom Kittendorf, Rugby Borough Council’s chief officer for leisure and wellbeing, said: “The Big Jubilee Lunch gives us the opportunity to come together as friends, neighbours and communities to celebrate the unique milestone of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

“We want to make organising street parties and gatherings in our parks and green spaces as simple as possible, so have created a straightforward application form for holding street parties and reduced the notice period to request a temporary road closure.

“If we can support your plans to mark the jubilee, please get in touch.”

On February 6 this year, The Queen became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. A year of nationwide events has been organised to mark the milestone, with a focus on June’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend.

Visit www.rugby.gov.uk/jubilee or email talkinthepark@rugby.gov.uk for advice and information on organising a street party or gathering. Applications for temporary road closures must be received by May 8.

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