People across the borough will be able to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style thanks to street party grants provided by Erewash Borough Council.

The scheme saw residents able to apply for a grant to buy items needed for their Jubilee event over the extended bank holiday weekend, from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June.

There was a huge response and the council has now awarded 106 grants, totalling £11,400, with grants ranging from £30 to £175. The grants will ensure that people can hold fantastic parties to celebrate Her Royal Majesty the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

Street parties will be held in Borrowash, Breaston, Dale Abbey, Draycott, Ilkeston, Kirk Hallam, Little Eaton, Long Eaton, Morley, Ockbrook, Sandiacre, Sawley, West Hallam, Stanley and Stanley Common.

Councillor Paul Maginnis, Lead Member for Health and Wellbeing at Erewash Borough Council, says:

“We saw a staggering amount of applications for the street party grants which shows just what great communities we have here in Erewash. People in the borough know how to throw a party and the council is delighted to be able to help make these parties possible through the grants scheme.”

Hundreds of people are due to join in the celebrations. In Curzon Street in Long Eaton 400 people are expected to attend, while in Ilkeston as many as 200 people will attend a party on Lord Haddon Road and Jackson Avenue.

Schools, care homes, churches and community centre also benefitted from a grant, including Dovedale Primary School in Long Eaton, Kirk Hallam Community Centre, Ashbrook Junior School in Borrowash, and All Saints Church in Kirk Hallam, which will hold a celebration for around 600 people.

All road closures for street parties can be seen on the road closures page.