Liverpool City Council is encouraging residents to hold street parties to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

At a meeting of the council’s Culture and Visitor Select Committee, it was revealed the council hopes to waive road closure fees for Jubilee events.

However, the Local Highway Authority first needs to confirm any waivers.

The council hopes funding for street parties will be available as well as a public digital wall of people’s celebrations.

A Platinum Jubilee ‘family-friendly’ event is planned for the city’s waterfront between June 2 and 6.

Intended to be a ‘flag waving celebratory event’, it will feature marching bands and music and dance performances from the city’s creative and cultural communities.

However, not everybody agrees with the council’s plans.

Graham Smith, CEO of Republic, a pressure group campaigning for the abolition of the monarchy, believes it is wrong to spend money on celebrations when there is a cost of living crisis.

Mr Smith said: “All councils and public services are stretched to breaking point.”

Liverpool City Council needs to put its money where it’s needed by helping struggling, local communities.

“If the Queen wants local people to celebrate her 70 years in office she can pay for that herself.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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