On Sunday 5 June, Tower Hamlets Homes (THH) is celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by hosting a traditional east end street party for the community on Jubilee Street, Stepney Green, E1. The historic occasion will see a stretch of Jubilee Street closed to traffic between 1pm and 5pm to make way for the celebrations that will include free food, drink, children’s entertainers, a bouncy castle as well as music from live DJs.
Everyone is welcome at the event which will celebrate the long reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Jubilee Street has always been directly associated with royal celebrations and it was named after Jubilee Place, a small alley named in honour of the Golden Jubilee of King George III in 1810.
On 5 June approximately 320m of Jubilee Street will be closed to through traffic. THH has worked with Tower Hamlets Council to close the road and ensure appropriate diversions are in place in place between Redmans Road and Stepney Way. The celebrations will spread down the length of the street and will roughly cover the length of three football pitches.
In addition to the party on Jubilee Street, THH is supporting events taking place on estates across the borough. It has provided grants through the Inspiring Communities Fund to six Tenants and Residents’ Associations so they can organise their own celebrations during the four-day bank holiday weekend. Promoting and supporting community cohesion is one of the core objectives of the Community Partnerships team. The events they are supporting over the Jubilee weekend will help neighbours to get to know each other and create connections within their communities.
Ann Otesanya, Interim Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets Homes said:
“I want to congratulate Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on her Platinum Jubilee on behalf of everyone at Tower Hamlets Homes. I hope that our residents and the communities we serve enjoy celebrating with their friends and neighbours. These events help communities come together during moments of national celebration and I hope that everyone who comes along enjoys themselves.”
Here's a full list of Jubilee celebrations planned on estates managed by THH:
|Birchfield Estate||Green space||2 June||4pm onwards|
|Teesdale and Hollybush||James Middleton family area||2 June||1pm-4pm|
|Ongon Association||Green space behind Chicksand House||2 June||12pm-5pm|
|Royal Mint||Football pitch||3 June||2.30pm-5pm|
|Parkview||Glasshouse/ estate||3 June||12pm -7.30pm|
|Locksley TRA||Community Centre (Dora Street)||4 June||3pm-5pm|
|Cranbrook||In and around the centre and estate||4 June||2pm-5pm|
|Will Crooks||Green space||4 June||3pm-5pm|
|Limehouse Causeway||Gill Street, next to green space near Trinidad House||5 June||2.30pm-5.30pm|
|Tower Hamlets Homes||Jubilee Street||5 June||1pm-5pm|
|St. Dunstan Church||Churchyard||5 June||12pm-5pm|
|Cottage Street||Green space near the houses||6 June||4pm|
|Neighbours in Poplar||St. Matthias Church||10 June||1pm|