Where to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee in Bristol
JUBILEE fever is sweeping Bristol with more street parties planned than anywhere outside London.
New figures show 91 applications for road closures over the coming long weekend – dwarfing the 72 in second-placed Leeds.
The number of applications has exceeded last year's Royal Wedding, the Local Government Association said.
The LGA, which named Bristol as Britain's "top city" outside the capital, said: "The scale of celebration looks set to surpass anything experienced for decades."
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, May 26 2013
Across the wider area, a huge 219 parties will take place from Friday onwards, and that number could still increase further as more applications are lodged.
There are 40 planned in Bath & North East Somerset, 31 in North Somerset and 57 in South Gloucestershire, the LGA said.
These figures just cover formal road closures, which need permission from the council. Hundreds more celebrations will take place in parks, pubs and town squares across the area. Bristol's total is streets ahead of other major cities like Nottingham (26) and Manchester (35).
And the city has well exceeded last year's Royal Wedding, when 60 parties were held.
Council Leader Simon Cook said: "It is great news that so many residents and families across the city will be celebrating the jubilee in style with street parties, reinforcing our reputation as the street party capital of Britain. Combined with the exciting programme of organised events in the city, it should be a very special weekend in Bristol."
Lord Mayor Councillor Peter Main said: "The jubilee weekend is an excellent chance for communities across the city to come together and celebrate what's great about this city. I look forward to touring the city over the weekend to see for myself as many of these events as possible."
Charlotte Leslie, Conservative MP for Bristol North West, said: "This is fantastic news, but for anyone who knows Bristol, it's not a complete surprise – our city's residents are some of the most creative and community-minded in the country and now we've proved it on paper.
"Well done to everyone who's got involved, it looks set to be a great weekend."
Kerry McCarthy, Bristol East MP, put this down to the city's community atmosphere and "villagey" feel.
She said: "Bristol has always at a strong community atmosphere, and whatever the reason, it's good that people want to go out and have a party with their neighbours."
Isobel Holloway, who is organising a street party in Downend Road, Horfield, said: "There used to be a lot of students who lived around here but now families are moving back in and I thought it would be good to generate some community spirit."
She said Ashley Down primary school was lending tables and the use of its playground for some of the activities. Tickets were being sold to raise the funds to lay on a barbecue.
Graham Bussell, who is helping to organise a street party in Meadowland Road, Henbury, said: "It's something that will just bring everyone together. It's a nice road anyway and we thought it would be a nice thing to do."
He paid tribute to his neighbour, Pat Notton, 74, who had done most of the organising for the party on Sunday.
Councillor Kevin Quartley, who is helping neighbour Claire Mizen to organise a street party in King's Walk, Uplands, said: "We did a street party for the Royal Wedding last year which was such a great success, we thought it would be a good idea to have another one for the jubilee. It brings the community together and creates a sense of ownership and responsibility."
Jacqui Price-Tippetts, who is organising a street party in Sandgate Road, Brislington, on Monday, said the idea came up last autumn but since then the event had snowballed and more than 300 people were expected to attend.
She said: "A few people with a sense of community can turn into something much bigger."
Across the country, almost 9,500 road closure applications have been lodged. Bristol-based company Streets Alive, which offers advice on community celebrations, said hits on its website had trebled in the last month to 5,000 a day.
Flick Rea, of the LGA, said: "These road closure street parties are just the tip of the iceberg.
"There will be tens of thousands of other events in gardens, parks, pubs, village greens, care homes, schools, cul-de-sacs, driveways, community centres and town squares. The scale of national celebration looks set to be unlike anything we've experienced for decades."
Here's a list of street parties in the Bristol area over the weekend.
Friday, June 1: South Dene, Stoke Bishop
Saturday, June 2: Great Brockeridge, Westbury-on-Trym; Pine Ridge Close, Sneyd Park; Southdown Road, Westbury-on-Trym; Belton Road, Easton; Briarwood, Westbury-on-Trym; High Street, Easton; Lake Road, Bedminster; Hill Grove, Henleaze; Down Park East, Westbury Park
Sunday, June 3: Downend Road, Horfield; Woodland Grove, Stoke Bishop; St John's Road, Clifton; Dublin Crescent, Henleaze; Berkeley Road, Henleaze; Cairns Road, Redland; Eliot Close, Horfield; Crofts End Road, St George; Hutton Close, Westbury-on-Trym; Woodbridge Road, Knowle; Shaplands, Stoke Bishop; Salisbury Road, Redland; Tuffley Road, Horfield; Imperial Road, Knowle; Langham Road, Selworthy Road, Knowle; Meadowland Road, Henbury; Dartmoor Street, Bedminster; Bayswater Road, Westbury Park; Kennard Rise, Kingswood; Redland Green Road, Redland; Stanley Road, Redland; Hanbury Road, Clifton; South Croft, Henleaze; Cornwallis Crescent, Clifton; Selborne Road, Horfield; Davis Street/Poole Street, Avonmouth; Reynolds Walk, Horfield; Williamson Road/St Bartholomews Road, Ashley Down; York Road, Montpelier; Hillsborough Road, Brislington; Theresa Avenue, Bishopston; Emlyn Road, Bishopston; Buckingham Vale, Clifton
Monday, June 4: Circular Road, Durdham Downs; Sandgate Road, Brislington; Chock Lane, Westbury-on-Trym; Orchard Street, City Centre; Stapleton Close, Stapleton; Alderton Road, Grittleton Road, Horfield; Priory Road, Shirehampton; Oakwood Road, Westbury-on-Trym; Alton Road, Horfield; Belmont Road, St Andrews; Fraser Street, Windmill Hill; Devonshire Road, Westbury Park; Easedale Close, Southmead; Haytor Park, Stoke Bishop; Ashville Road, Ashton; Lux Furlong, Sea Mills; Hampstead Road, Brislington; College Road, Westbury-on-Trym; St Dunstan's Road, Bedminster; Clifford Gardens, Shirehampton; Kings Walk, Uplands; Barnstaple Road, Knowle; Hebron Road, Bedminster; Church Avenue, Easton; Westfield Park, Redland; The Mall, Clifton
Tuesday, June 5: Ridgehill, Henleaze; Eastlyn Road, Bedminster Down; Shortwood Road, Hartcliffe; Wessex Avenue, Horfield; Northwick Road, Horfield; Downfield Road/Hughenden Road, Clifton; Upper Cranbrook Road, Westbury Park; Cogsall Road, Stockwood; Beverley Gardens, Westbury-on-Trym; Lyndhurst Road, Westbury-on-Trym; Brean Down Avenue, Henleaze; Ambra Vale East, Clifton; Freeland Place, Clifton; Birkin Street, The Dings; Henleaze Gardens, Henleaze; Lilymead Avenue, Knowle; Cooper Road, Westbury-on-Trym; Cote Lea Park/Pinewood Close, Westbury-on-Trym; Lawrence Grove, Henleaze; Barley Croft, Westbury-on-Trym
Friday, June 1: Kelston Close, Yate (11am-3pm)
Saturday, June 2: Factory Road, Winterbourne (2pm-9pm); Rodway Road, Patchway (9am-6pm); Heath Road, Downend (3pm-11pm); Oakdale Avenue, Downend (6pm-11pm); School Road, Yate (noon-4.30pm); Pursey Drive, Bradley Stoke (10am-midnight); Barrs Court Road, Oldland (1pm-10pm)
Sunday, June 3: Burley Crest, Downend (3pm-10pm); High Street, Marshfield (10am-11.30pm); Elm Road, Kingswood (11am-11pm); Rectory Road, Frampton Cotterell (8am-10pm); Westbourne Road, Downend (1pm-6pm); Kelston Grove, Hanham (11.30am-6.30pm); Rockside Avenue, Downend (10am-5pm); Passage Road, Almondsbury (noon-7pm); The Close, Almondsbury (noon-7pm); Beech Leaze, Alveston (1pm-6pm); Tarragon Place, Bradley Stoke (noon-9pm); Davids Close, Alveston (11am-8pm); Berkeley Close, Downend (noon-6pm); Huckford Lane, Westerleigh (10am-10pm); Pursey Drive, Bradley Stoke (10am-midnight); High Street, Cold Ashton (2pm-10pm)
Monday, June 4: Church Road, Bitton (noon-7pm); Oaklands Road, Mangotsfield (noon-7pm); Randall Close, Kingswood (9am-midnight); Pearsall Road, Longwell Green (12.30pm-10pm); Knapp Lane, Bibstone (6pm-midnight); Friary Grange Park, Winterbourne (10am-5pm); New Road, Olveston (12.15pm-1.30pm); The Street, Olveston (12.15pm-1.30pm); Upper Tockington Road, Olveston (12.30pm-3.30pm); Vicarage Lane, Olveston (12.15pm-1pm); Hayley Drive, Bradley Stoke (noon-10pm); Brook Road, Mangotsfield (noon-midnight); Wheatfield Drive, Bradley Stoke (noon-6pm); Mackie Avenue, Filton (noon-11pm); Moorend Road, Hambrook (12noon-10pm); South View Crescent, Coalpit Heath (11am-10pm); Hackett Lane, Thornbury (10am-midnight); Deerswood, Kingswood (10am-6pm); Holmwood Close (eastern section), Winterbourne (noon-10pm)
Tuesday, June 5: Rannoch Road, Filton Park (noon-5pm); Huckford Road, Winterbourne (noon-7pm); Woodstock Close, Kingswood (3pm-7pm); Westons Brake, Emersons Green (1pm-10pm); Guest Avenue, Emersons Green (9am-9pm); Tintern Close, Oldland (noon- 6pm); Hackett Lane, Thornbury (midnight-10am); Bourne Close, Winterbourne (noon-6pm); Shepherds Walk, Bradley Stoke (8am-10pm); Jeffries Hill Bottom, Hanham (2pm-6pm); Roseville Avenue, Longwell Green (2pm-7pm); Chantry Road, Thornbury (noon-2.30pm); Trescothick Drive, Oldland Common (11.30am-2.30pm); South Avenue, Yate (11am-11pm)
Friday, June 1: Kewstoke Road, Kewstoke in front of Kewstoke Primary School (11am-2.30pm)
Sunday, June 3: Woodhill Avenue, Portishead (1pm-10pm); Broad Street, Wrington (9am-7pm); Main Road and Church Lane, Hutton (noon-7pm); Salcombe Gardens, Worle (noon-7pm); Alexandra Road, Clevedon (11am-11pm); Broad Street, Congresbury (3.30pm-7.30pm); Ash Grove, Clevedon (noon-4pm)
Monday, June 4: Claverham Park, Claverham (7am-9pm); Moor Gate, Portishead (1pm- 7pm); Ladymead, Portishead (10am-6pm); Albert Road, Portishead (10am-10pm); Church Lane, Nailsea (6pm-10pm); Bucklands View, Nailsea (10am-6pm); Church Road, Winford (noon-7.30pm); Worlebury Hill Road, Worlebury (8am-9pm); Totterdown Road, Weston-super-Mare (11am-6pm); Coleridge Vale Road South, Clevedon (6pm-midnight); All Saints Lane, Clevedon (3pm-5.30pm); St Johns Avenue, Clevedon (noon-5pm); Pill Way, Clevedon (1pm-5pm)
Tuesday, June 5: Kent Avenue, West Wick (noon-8pm); Birdwell Road, Long Ashton (10am-11pm); Derham Park, Yatton (11.30am-4pm); Woodacre, Portishead (7am-10pm); Drysdale Close, Weston-super-Mare (noon-7pm); Nithsdale Road, Weston-super-Mare (11am-5.30pm); Macleod Close, Clevedon (9am-10.30pm); The Tynings, Clevedon (noon-9pm); Saxby Close, Clevedon (1pm- 6pm)
Bath and North East Somerset:
Sunday, June 3: Dunster Road, Keynsham (10am-10pm); High Street, Keynsham (9am to 6pm); Oakfield Road, Keynsham (11am-4pm); Under Knoll and Chapel Field, Peasedown St John (8.30am-8.30pm); Montague Road and Raleigh Close, Saltford (noon-midnight).
We want to hear from you and see any photos and videos you take at your street parties - please send them to us by email. Please indicate if you're not happy for your photos to appear in The Post as well.
See This is Bristol over the jubilee weekend for coverage of celebration events, and pick up your souvenir edition of The Post on Wednesday, June 6.