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Street party road closure deadline approaches

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The deadline for applying to close a road for a street party in West Berkshire for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee closes this Friday (May 6).

West Berkshire Council is covering the cost for public liability insurance for party organisers hoping to celebrate the event between June 2 and 5.

The council says the cover is only available for groups of individuals and not for organised bodies such as parish councils, residents’ associations, etc. as they should hold their own public liability insurance for events.

The Queen (56415413)
The Queen (56415413)

The insurance does not cover injury or damage caused by fireworks, bouncy castles, bungee jumping or fairground rides.

And the council says if you are having stall holders at the event such as ice cream sellers, burger vans or a bouncy castle, they will not be covered either.

Volker Highways have offered to loan organisers basic road closure and information signs free of charge.

This offer is only available to small scale events on C class or unclassified roads and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Organisers are being advised that if they wish to apply to close a road, they will need to complete a form and a risk assessment before the deadline this Friday.

Details can be found here.

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