2012 - Jubilee Celebrations and Street Party Information

2012 Legacy and Diamond Jubilee will offer FHDC residents local opportunities to taking in national initiatives.

Diamond Jubilee

Key facts

·         Weekend of 2nd - 5th May 2012

·         Sunday 3rd June 2012 - The Big Lunch project www.thebiglunch.com;

·         Monday 4th June 2012 - Forest Heath District Council - Lighting Beacon at Aspal Close, Beck Row as part of 2012 Beacons being lit nationally www.diamondjubileebeacons.co.uk

Organising the street party

Further to recent media reports, please note that Suffolk County Council are the sole Council for processing street party applications ahead of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend on 2nd - 5th June 2012.

Previously the process for application was co-ordinated by Forest Heath District Council, but now Suffolk County Council are dealing with the enquires directly on 0845 6066171 or via www.suffolk.gov.uk/streetclosures

Organising small, private street parties and fetes is very simple and generally does not include activities that need a licence, such as selling alcohol or providing certain types of entertainment. If you want to have a pay bar or intend to provide entertainment to the wider public, or charge to raise money for your event, you will need a Temporary Event Notice which is a type of temporary licence and costs £21. Similarly, larger public events attracting more people will require a different process. If you need a Temporary Events Notice or would like to hold a larger public event, please contact Suffolk County Council for further information and advice.

More helpful tips, advice and support visit:

Streets Alive website www.streetparty.org.uk
Street party frequently asked questions
London 2012 - Torch Relay

Key Facts

·         7th July 2012 Torch Relay Celebrations coming to Newmarket, Suffolk.

·         27th July - 9th September 2012 Olympic and Paralympics taking place in London.

Suffolk Celebrates - Working with Suffolk County Council, local communities can apply for a maximum of £500 to showcase themselves via Art, Culture, Sport. http://www.risingtothechallenge.org/news/grants_available_to_fund_olympic_celebrations_in_suffolk

http://www.stedmundsbury.anglican.org/index.cfm?page=news.story&newsid=133&view=current

If you require any further information please don't hesitate to contact me on jon.eaton@forest.heath.gov.uk or call 01638 719382

By Jo Howard on February 19th, 2012