Chris Philip urges councils not to ban Platinum Jubilee street parties just because applications are late

A minister has told “killjoy” councils not to ban Platinum Jubilee street parties just because applications are late.Revellers wanting to celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign with neighbours have been warned against hosting unauthorised street celebrations.A special permit is needed to close local roads to celebrate the jubilee. The deadline to apply for most councils was at the end of April.Millions of people are expected to attend street gatherings over the four-day weekend, but UK local authorities have only approved 16,000 official applications to close roads for parties.

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