Britain celebrated the Queen Platinum anniversary of the four days of celebrations last weekend. It is estimated that about 15 million people attended public events dedicated to this the queenan unprecedented 70 years of rule.

To hold a street party, communities had to formally apply for road closures, but neighbors could hold a party on private land without permission.

A source in the government told The Daily Telegraph last week: “People cannot close roads unilaterally, the council needs to be warned in about six weeks.

“If people can’t close the road because they left it too late, they can schedule a ‘street meeting’ that will keep the road open, but can be arranged on private land.”

Some local authorities have issued warnings to residents against the placement of street decorations, while other councils, including Rochford Essex District Council, Portsmouth City Council, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Pula Council, have actually banned hanging oatmeal on lampposts and telegraphs.

One of the Conservative MPs, Richard Holden, called on the councils to stop preventing the anniversary celebrations and said:

“The idea that big bureaucrats are tying people up to prevent these holidays is despising.

“Councils should immediately clear the way for these historic national holidays to take place so that friends and families can celebrate together this weekend.”

Anniversary celebrations are ahead Readers were asked if they thought Prime Minister Boris Johnson should intervene.

In the poll, which ran from 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, asked, “Should Boris stop councils banning street parties?”

In all, 5,076 people responded, and the vast majority – 71 percent (3,595 people) – answered “yes”, Mr Johnson should stop councils banning street parties.

Another 27 percent (1,395 people) said “no,” while only two percent (86 people) said they knew neither.

In dozens of comments left under the accompanying article, readers expressed their views on street parties and the ban on anniversary celebrations.

In a separate poll, which ran from 9 a.m. Monday, May 30, to 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, asked, “Do you have a platinum anniversary party?”

A total of 3927 people voted, readers were divided: 56% (2199 people) answered “no”, and 43% (1670 people) answered “yes”.

Also, one percent (58 people) said they did not know.

One reader, username FallingLeaves, said, “Our village is incessantly celebrating for four days, come on!”

However, others were less enthusiastic about the anniversary with the username Dr Evil, commenting: “A waste of time and money.”

And username Coldste said, “No, I have the best things to spend my limited income on.”


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