Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Street parties for the jubiliee - updated

There are 40 road closures across Reading borough over the Jubilee weekend, and I believe quite a number more parties planned without road closures. 

In Whitley the big one will be Northumberland Avenue noon onwards on Saturday.  It's being organised by South Reading churches as an alternative to their usual fun day and I am sure will be organised with their usual thoroughness and good community spirit.  I'm looking forward to it!

UPDATE: full list of roads now public-

With the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations fast approaching, Reading Borough Council is delighted to announce the 42 official Reading street parties.

Roads will be closed and residents will be dancing in the streets of the following parties:

" Twin Oaks (Cul-de-Sac) Houses 1-8
" Catherine Street - Between Beresford road and Salisbury Road
" York Road
" Harley Road
" Waybrook Crescent
" Newport Road
" Baydon Drive
" Northumberland Avenue
" Armour Hill
" Clevedon Road
" Glebe Road
" Routh Lane
" Kenilworth Avenue and Winser Drive
" Marlborough Avenue
" Bulmershe Road
" Rossendale Road and Mayfield Drive
" Intersection with Courtney Drive/ Crawshay Drive to Intersection with Rosehill Park
" Carnarvon Road
" Hampden Road
" Coronation Square
" Lea Close
" Matlock Road
" School Terrace
" Highmoor Road
" End of South Street and Bottom End of Watlington Street
" Elstow Avenue
" Talfourd Avenue
" Oakley Road
" St Andrews Road, Caversham
" Harrogate Road
" St Peters Road between Clarendon Road and Lennox Road
" Boston Avenue
" The Mount, cross bar only
" Part of Lydford Road
" The Lower Mount
" Warnford Road
" Chazey Road, Caversham
" Carey Street. Including access to Marshall Close
" Hamilton Road
" Connaught Close


Parties will also take place at:

" Kidmore Road - (grassy verge outside 316 - 324)
" Rotherfield Way (grassy area outside 42 - 50)


The biggest of the street parties may very well be at Northumberland Avenue as organisers are expecting hundreds of people to attend. Organisers will not only be celebrating the Queens Jubilee, local leaders also want to highlight Northumberland Avenue's Olympic heritage, as the road was part of the 1948 Olympic torch route.

Mayfield Drive's street party also promises to be memorable as local leaders aim to build on the reputation of last year's unforgettable Royal Wedding street party. The Southcote Residents Association will be hosting a street party in Coronation Square, along with a family funday and picnic.