Help celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday

Published: Tuesday, 15th March 2016

National celebrations will be taking place across Britain on the weekend of Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 June to celebrate the Queen’s official 90th birthday.

Oxford City Council is playing its part by encouraging local communities to hold street parties to celebrate the occasion.

The City Council is providing grants to help communities and resident groups pay for street parties. Grants of up to £200 per street party are available to help pay for signage, decorations, food and other incidentals. Grant funds cannot be used for the purchase of alcohol. A total fund of £5,000 will be available to support street parties.

The City Council will also provide support for road closures free of charge.

Conditions will apply and recognised residents’ or tenants’ association will have priority. In the first instance interested groups will need to submit a brief proposal about how they will spend the money. Please email for an application form. Closing date Friday 20 May 2016.

More information about holding a street party can be found on the Oxford Streets for People website and the City Council website or by contacting the Licensing Team on 01865 252565 (road closure queries only).