CELEBRATING Sheffielders are set to put on at least 50 per cent more street parties for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee than were held for the Royal Wedding last year.
Residents still have until the end of this week to apply for permission to hold a bash from the council.
Already 29 street parties have been approved and 16 more are pending, officials have revealed, while a host of other events are planned in community centres.
There were 31 street parties in Sheffield for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton last year.
One of the latest events planned is on Bannercross Road, Banner Cross.
Katie Patmore, who is helping to organise the event on Sunday, May 27, said: “We are arranging children’s and adults’ activities. We have a huge amount of home-made bunting and there will be flags, balloons and table decorations.”
Katie said about 160 people were due to attend.
Parties are being held at locations including Dore, Fulwood, Chapeltown and Woodhouse - visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/streetparty to apply to hold one.
Meanwhile, two events are being held in Renishaw on Saturday, June 2, with activities in Renishaw and Spinkhill Community Hall and the adjoining recreation ground during the afternoon, followed by a film show of archive footage from around the village, to be screened in the community hall from 7pm.
The events come as Renishaw Hall unveils a Royalty and Renishaw Exhibition charting the history between the Sitwell family, whose home it is, and the Royal Family for almost 400 years, to mark the Jubilee. The hall is also planning a Big Jubilee Lunch Party on Sunday, June 3
n Have you met the Queen? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what happened.