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Celebrate the Jubilee bank holiday in Richmond upon Thames

26 May 2022

The UK will mark Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee with a four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022. Over the weekend, Richmond upon Thames will be transformed as residents celebrate 70 years of Her Majesty’s reign.

Richmond Council will be unveiling the borough’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon at a special ceremony on Thursday 2 June at 9.45pm on The Terrace, Richmond Hill.

The Council has also waived fees for 331 street parties throughout May and June, and over 100 grants have been given to residents and local groups to help fund street parties and support The Big Jubilee Lunch and larger commemorative events.

Whitton High Street, as well as streets in Hampton Wick, will close to through traffic at different times over the Bank Holiday, with local traders offering food and drink stalls, live music and entertainment at both sites. The Whitton celebration will take place on Friday 3 June with the high street closed to traffic from 12 noon to 7pm while the Hampton Wick event will take place on Saturday 4 June with Park Road and St. Johns Road to close to traffic from 8am to 8pm.

Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council, said:

"The Platinum Jubilee will be a special opportunity to celebrate 70 years of The Queen's reign. The borough will be in full celebration over the bank holiday with an array of events going on.

"As a Council we have made it as easy as possible for residents to mark the occasion by waiving street party fees and providing grants to local communities. I would encourage everyone to take some time to enjoy some of the amazing events taking place across the borough.

"While we want everyone to enjoy the bank holiday it is important to keep others in mind, especially those who might not be celebrating the Jubilee in the same way and to be conscious of noise levels."

Explore the full list of public events taking place across the borough to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and download our Platinum Jubilee map.

Street parties

Residents and groups hosting street parties are encouraged to ensure details of event are well communicated to neighbours, businesses and residential properties nearby. A contact number should be given, for any issues on the day of the event.

Road closures are only permitted to be implemented within the hours specified on the original application submitted to the Council. Event organisers should ensure that emergency and residential access is maintained at all times. Residents should also be aware that Traffic Orders to close roads does not include any restrictions on parking. Where a road formally closes there must be very clear signs placed at road closure points.

Residents are asked to be considerate of neighbours who may not be participating in street party events and let people know in advance what time the party will finish and ensure waste and recycling provisions provided.

Please ensure you read the Jubilee Street Party hosting guidelines.

See the full list of streets that will close for Platinum Jubilee street parties.

Waste and recycling collections

There will be no change to the schedule of residential waste and recycling collections during​ the Jubilee bank holidays. The Council will continue to collect residential waste and recycling on households' normal days of service even if your collection day is a bank holiday. This also applies to garden waste collections.

If your street is having a Jubilee Street Party on your usual collection day, this may affect your collection. Crews will work to complete the majority of collections before streets are closed on Thursday and Friday morning. Anything missed will be recovered as soon as possible.

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Up to: May 2022

Updated: 26 May 2022

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