Britons warned not to hold unauthorised Jubilee street parties as 'bunting could damage council vehicles'

Residents have been told not to put up bunting and hold 'street meets' instead of parties

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Britons have been warned not to hold unauthorised street parties for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Millions of Brits are expected to take to the streets to celebrate the jubilee event.

But killjoy council have warned against having "unauthorised parties", telling Brits instead to have "street meets".

The Telegraph reports only 16,000 official applications have gone through for parties, with some residents even being told not to put up bunting as it could damage council vehicles.

West Berkshire residents were told: “No street party is allowed to attach any decorations to any street lighting.

Jubilee party
Jubilee party

"All organisers should be aware that bunting is not permitted across the carriageway or to be attached to street lighting as is has been stated in our Jubilee Pack on how to hold a street party from the start.”

Union Flag bunting during day two of the Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire.
Union Flag bunting during day two of the Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire.

A culture minister has urged councils to show “a little bit of flexibility” when it comes to issuing licenses for street parties to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Chris Philp was asked about councils warning the public against hosting unauthorised Platinum Jubilee street celebrations.

Mr Philp said: “I think it is fantastic we are celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee, and I would just say to local councils around the country, including mine in Croydon, if you do get a late application, and maybe the deadline has technically passed, I would just say to the councils to show a little bit of flexibility, show a little bit of willingness to accommodate people."

He also told Sky News: “And if you are at all able to, you know, please do grant these requests, even if they are maybe technically after the deadline.”