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UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 04:  Street party with Union Jack flags and bunting to celebrate Queen's Diamond Jubilee at Swinbrook in The Cotswolds, UK  (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

Latest News - 15th January 2016

Street Party Guidance updated by the Department of Communities and Local Government.

In support of The Patron’s Lunch and helping to assist communities around Great Britain the Department of Communities and Local Government have specifically updated their official Street Party Guidance. This guide will provide practical advice and dismiss any myths about the difficulties around holding a street party.

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Greg Clark had the following message to help inspire participation around the country:-

“The Queen’s 90th Birthday is a truly national event and provides a great chance for all of us to reflect on the extraordinary service Her Majesty has given this country for more than six decades.

The Patron’s Lunch on The Mall will be a fitting way to celebrate this historic milestone – but your community can get involved and honour The Queen through your own street party too.

Our new guidance provides easy, step-by-step advice on how you can get your picnic benches set up, table cloths down and be part of the nationwide celebrations.

There were almost ten thousand applications to councils to hold street parties for the Diamond Jubilee. I want to encourage all councils to once again get behind local people’s plans to bring out the bunting by blowing away bureaucracy barriers that could stop anyone holding a street party.”

Please click on the link to view the new street party guide from the Department of Communities and Local Government. http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/your-guide-to-organising-a-street-party

We hope you will join us in the celebration and be a part of this extraordinary event.

Please keep checking our website www.thepatronslunch.com and our social media channels to find further tips and information to help you hold your own magnificent Patron’s Lunch.

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