ROYAL fans across the Dudley borough are getting set to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with 34 applications submitted for street parties so far.

Dudley Council has approved eight of them to date.

Decisions on the remainder will be decided in due course and people have until this Friday (May 13) to apply for a street party.

To date, road closures have been approved for Wassell Road and Broughton Road, Stourbridge, Kendal Rise in Kingswinford, Swancote Road in Dudley, Waxland Road, Glendale Close and Hollybank Close in Halesowen and Greenoak Crescent in Coseley.

Meanwhile, Dudley Council is planning a host of events to mark the Royal milestone.

There’ll be a Platinum Jubilee 70th birthday afternoon tea on Wednesday May 25.

The Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Anne Millward, is hosting the event at Dudley Town Hall for residents born between February 6 and June 2, 1952.

On Thursday June 2 the Mayor will light a beacon on behalf of the borough at the top of the keep at Dudley Castle. Beams of light will also be displayed from Dudley Castle and Sedgley Beacon to mark the occasion.

Cllr Millward said: “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.

“I’m hosting a tea party at the town hall on May 25 with invited guests who are celebrating their 70th birthdays, but I’m really keen for us to support these community events which bring friends and neighbours together.”