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Queen's Platinum Jubilee: Celebrations galore as Suffolk County Council approves 185 events

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Suffolk County Council has announced it has approved 185 public events ahead of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

The celebrations are set to take place between June 2 and June 5, with people across the region coming together to mark the Queen's seven decades on the throne.

148 street parties, organised by residents, have been given the official go-ahead, while 37 council-run events have got the stamp of approval.

Revellers during the Queen's visit to Bury St Edmunds in 2002 for her Golden Jubilee.
Revellers during the Queen's visit to Bury St Edmunds in 2002 for her Golden Jubilee.

Of this total, 38 jamborees are to be held in West Suffolk, 47 in East Suffolk, and 101 in Central Suffolk.

A full list of these can be found on Suffolk County Council's website.

In a gesture of goodwill, the council has waived a number of fees relating to the organisation of events throughout the four-day period.

These include expenses associated with road closure applications and traffic management.

The council's cabinet member for Ipswich, operational highways and flooding, Cllr Paul West, said: "This milestone for Her Majesty, The Queen is an incredible achievement and I am delighted that so many communities across Suffolk are joining together with their neighbours and celebrating this momentous occasion.

"By waiving fees for events across this weekend of celebration, we were able to encourage as many as possible to get involved, whether it be a small gathering in a local street, or a larger event, organised by town or parish councils.

"Our highway teams have worked tirelessly to approve as many of these events as possible and will be working with communities to ensure they can carry these events out safely and successfully."