Cash grants available for Evesham and Pershore residents to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee - The Evesham Observer

Cash grants available for Evesham and Pershore residents to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

Evesham Editorial 18th Mar, 2022   0

PARISH and town councils across Wychavon will be given cash grants to help residents celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Wychavon is also scrapping its usual road closure fee for residents and groups holding Jubilee street parties.

The nation will mark The Queen’s 70 years of dedicated service from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5. Residents are being urged to come together with family, friends, and neighbours to mark the occasion.

Wychavon is giving £15,000 to town and parish councils to support Jubilee celebrations. The money will be distributed according to the number of households eligible to pay Council Tax in each area.

Town and parish councils can spend the money on supporting their own event or to support a community event in their parish. They can also combine their grant with neighbouring parishes to help fund larger events.

A short application form will need to be filled in before the grant is paid. Details are being sent directly to parish and town councils.

Wychavon usually charges £95 for a single road closure order but any group planning a Jubilee event that needs a road closure, will be able to apply for free. Not all events require a road closure.

Coun Rob Adams, executive board member for Stronger Communities, Culture and Sport on Wychavon District Council, said: “The Queen has given 70 years of dedicated service to her country and we want to make it as easy as possible for people to come together and celebrate this momentous occasion.”

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