The Co-operative Group has launched a competition giving community groups and neighbourhoods the chance to win a street party.
The society’s food business said people holding street parties over the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend could win £100 worth of vouchers from The Co-op to put towards the food, together with a party pack including red, white and blue bunting, balloons, papers cups and plates, and Union Jack flags. A hundred of the packs are up for grabs.
The Local Government Association had received a bumper number of applications for road closures for street parties, The Co-op said.
“For millions of people, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is a celebration of everything that’s great about Britain, and street parties are a quintessentially British way to celebrate,” said Helen Nunn, head of marketing for The Co-op’s food business.
“They are great neighbourhood occasions and, as a retailer at the heart of the communities in which we trade, we’re getting behind the Jubilee celebrations at a local level with a helping hand to make people’s street parties extra special and memorable.”
The society will also sell teddy bear gingerbread biscuits, limited edition doughnuts and two limited-edition, premium own-brand British beers from 2 May.