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The London Borough of Bromley has been selected to host a momentous event as part of South London’s Jubilee celebrations. Residents and visitors will be able to see Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh as they visit the borough for a special event to commemorate the Queen’s 60 years on the throne. The visit will take place on Tuesday May 15 May 2012 as part of a regional tour.
“We are delighted and honoured that the Queen will be visiting Bromley and look forward to showcasing what our borough has to offer. As one of only three South London boroughs to host a visit, we are keen to play our part and pay tribute to an extraordinary monarch. 2012 is an exciting year for Bromley and such a special event will make it even more memorable” said Councillor Stephen Carr, Leader of the Council.
The Queen has visited the borough in 1986 to open Bromley Civic Centre and to visit Crystal Palace during her Golden Jubilee celebrations.
More details about the event will be released over the coming months.
For further information visit www.bromley.gov.uk
Temporary morning road closures in Bromley town centre during Queen’s visit
Temporary morning road closures are set to be in place during the Queen’s visit to Bromley town centre later this month to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.
Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are set to attend a preview of the town centre celebrations in Queen’s Gardens on Tuesday 15 May. A number of roads will be closed to accommodate the special circumstances for one morning only.
The closures will include:
A21 Kentish Way and Tweedy Road
Widmore Road and Market Square
High Street (North and South) Bromley
“The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is a once in a lifetime celebration for everyone to get involved in but we want to ensure that people are inconvenienced as little as possible. Residents living on the closure and diversion routes have been notified about the disruption and now we want to spread the word to motorists, shoppers, businesses and visitors. We are encouraging people to arrive early if they would like to join in the celebrations, allow extra time for journeys or consider using alternative means of transport. We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding and hope our residents and visitors can join in with the celebrations with our two very special visitors” said Councillor Stephen Carr, Leader of the Council.
The roads will be closed from 9am on the morning of Tuesday 15 May and will re-open at 2pm. Between these times there will be no vehicle access in or out of the closed roads or areas in between. A number of diversion routes will be in operation to keep traffic disruption to a minimum. Detailed maps are available for viewing on our website.
A number of town centre car parks will not be accessible after 9am and before 2pm. Westmoreland Road and the Hill car parks will not be affected and will be available throughout the closures. The Civic Centre car park, The Mall NCP car park and the Glades car park will not be accessible for the duration of the closures.
A free park and ride service will be operating from Norman Park on the day of the event. Buses will be running regularly from 6.30am until 6pm with parking available at the park. Train services will be running as normal from Bromley North and Bromley South stations, will extra carriages to accommodate the additional capacity expected. Bus routes will be on diversion away from the town centre and a list of affected routes can be found on our website.
The unique all day public event will commemorate the once in a lifetime celebration in Bromley on Tuesday 15 May. 'London as a Global Centre of Fashion' will see Queen's Gardens and the Glades Shopping Centre transformed with fashion exhibits, celebrations of British fashion designers from the past 60 years and fashions of the future. There will be a party atmosphere in Bromley High Street all day with live music, roving entertainers and much more. Falconry displays and a Duke of Edinburgh exhibition will also be put on show in Queen’s Gardens from 12pm.
For further information, maps and more details about travel, transport and the event visit our website www.bromley.gov.uk/diamondjubilee
The Queen to Visit Bromley for Diamond Jubilee celebrations
Published on 4 May 2012
Crowds of well wishers are set to line the streets in Bromley town centre when The Queen visits the borough’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a preview of the special public event in Queen's Gardens before visiting the Glades and Bromley High Street on the morning of Tuesday 15 May.
"The Diamond Jubilee is a once in a lifetime event and we are honoured to showcase what Bromley has to offer. Plans for our special event to pay tribute to Her Majesty are being finalised and we're expecting a fantastic atmosphere in the town centre. We are encouraging people to arrive early to ensure they get a good view of the festivities so why not use the free park and ride service from Norman Park?" said Councillor Stephen Carr, Leader of the Council.
The unique all day public event is part of the UK Diamond Jubilee tour to commemorate The Queen's special anniversary. 'London as a Global Centre of Fashion' will see Queen's Gardens and the Glades Shopping Centre transformed with fashion exhibits, celebrations of British fashion designers from the past 60 years and fashions of the future. There will be a party atmosphere in Bromley High Street all day with live music, roving entertainers and much more.
Falconry displays and a Duke of Edinburgh Award exhibition will also be put on show in Queen's Gardens throughout the day. Look out for a large crown in Queen's Gardens in celebration of the Jubilee, made of living plants and sponsored by Coolings Garden Centre. A raffle will also be taking place in Queen's Gardens for the Bromley official Jubilee cake. The lucky winner will take home the 6 sided cake complete with a crown which could even be eaten at street parties around the borough. Tickets will be available on the day.
The Queen has previously visited the borough in 1986 to open Bromley Civic Centre and to visit Crystal Palace during her Golden Jubilee celebrations.
For further information visit www.bromley.gov.uk/diamondjubilee
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