Which roads in the Thornbury area will close for Queen's Platinum Jubilee street parties

May 30 2022
Which roads in the Thornbury area will close for Queen's Platinum Jubilee street parties

STREET parties will take in roads across the Thornbury area over the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend.

Among the streets where events are being held is Thornbury High Street, where a party will be held on Friday June 3 from 10am to 5pm, with live music, street food cooked by local eateries and displays of vintage cars and tractors.

There will be stalls from small business, crafters and charities, with all money raised on the day going towards Thornbury in Bloom.

Turnberrie's Community Centre is staging a free Platinum Jubilee family fun day on Thursday, June 2 from 11am-5pm, with a live band, DJ, Paw Patrol, face painting, street market, food and bar.

There will also be face painting and children's competitions.

Olveston will have events over three days of the long weekend, called to celebrate the Queen's 70-year reign.

A lantern parade on Thursday June 2 will form up at Olveston war memorial from 9pm and set off at 9.30pm for Tockington Green.

Festivities on Friday June 3 start with a parade from Olveston war memorial to Olveston and Tockington Parish Hall from 11.30am, followed by speeches at the parish hall at 12.15pm and a soap box derby from 12.45pm.

From 1.30-7.30pm there will be a garden party at the Pavilion Field at Tockington Manor School, with live music, stalls and a bar, plus sports, a tug of war, dog show and pudding contest.

From 7.30pm there will be a barn dance at the parish hall.

On Sunday June 5 a commemorative service will be held at St Mary's Church from 11am.

Elsewhere in the district, a flypast involving a Hurricane, Spitfire and a Lancaster bomber of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be one of the highlights of the jubilee celebrations organised by Siston Parish Council at Warmley Forest Park on Friday June 3 from 1-9pm.

The historic aircraft are due to fly over the park shortly after 2.30pm, and there will also be a stage for performances from singers and bands, DJs, martial artists and cheerleaders, stalls and a licensed bar.

In Chipping Sodbury the Big Jubilee Lunch is being held in Broad Street, which will be closed to traffic on Sunday June 5 for the event from noon to 6pm. 

Described as "a traditional street party packed with free entertainment for all the family to enjoy", people are being invited to bring their own picnics, tables and chairs to watch live bands and dancing from Winterbourne Border Morris, Bristol Samba Band and Stapleton School of Dancing. 

South Gloucestershire Council has published a list of almost 100 closures approved across the district, so that residents can organise their own parties.

Drivers are being advised to avoid the roads for the duration of the closure orders, which may be in place for longer than street parties are taking place.

In the Thornbury area, they include:

Thursday June 2:

The Down, Old Down, midday to 7pm from the Pump Lane junction to the Inner Down junction.

Friday June 3:

Thornbury High Street 7am-7pm from Castle Court south.

The Street, Olveston, 10.30am to midday between the Elberton Road and New Road junctions.

New Road, Olveston, 10.30am to midday between The Green and Denys Court

Upper Tockington Road, Olveston, 10.30am-2pm from The Street to Washingpool Hill Road.

Washingpool Hill Road, Olveston, 1.30pm-6.30pm for 350 metres north of the Manor Park junction.

Solent Way, Thornbury, 10am-4pm for its entire length.

Sunday June 5

Cumbria Close, Thornbury, 10am-5pm from number 22 to the far end.

Blakes Road and Hillcrest, Thornbury, 2-7pm, entire length of both roads.

Walnut Tree Close, Almondsbury, 2-7pm, from number 3 to the far end.

Greenhill Gardens, Alveston, 1-6pm, entire length of the road.

Woodleigh, Thornbury, 11.30am-5.30pm, from St Davids Road junction to number 10.

*Having a celebration? Send your street party pictures to contact@thornburyvoice.co.uk by June 22.