THE deadline to register to hold a street party for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee is fast approaching.

Communities, neighbours and friends are invited to hold a Big Jubilee Lunch, whether that’s in a garden, a park, community hall or a whole street, during the long bank holiday weekend from June 2 to 5.

People wishing to request a road closure have until May 13 to do so.

To support the celebrations, Dudley Council is waiving the standard legal fees which applies to road closures. Applications for smaller streets and cul-de-sacs are advised. Main roads and bus routes cannot be accepted.

The Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Anne Millward, said: "We’ve had 20 applications so far and we’d love to see more. Celebrating together is a way for our communities to show their support for the Queen but also celebrate how neighbours have pulled together to support one another over what has been a challenging couple of years."

The Big Jubilee Lunch forms part of a host of activities the council is organising to celebrate the jubilee including tree planting events, the lighting of a beacon at Dudley Castle on June 2 and a tea party on May 25.

To request tickets for the tea party or find out more about the borough’s jubilee activities visit the Mayor's website.