God save the Queen, but why?

From the Mail:

Council street services boss Timothy Huxtable has extended the deadline for applications to hold a bash on a public highway until April 18.

The local authority has so far only received 12 firm applications, while neighbouring Solihull, has received 24, despite being a much smaller council. But Coun Huxtable (Cons, Bournville) told the full council meeting that the council has also received 17 ‘expressions of interest’ over street parties from communities.

Coun Huxtable said: “We have received a further 17 requests for further information and so have extended the deadline to give those people, and anyone else who comes forward time to apply.
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He added that social clubs, church groups, pubs and community associations were all planning their own events.”

 

I simply can’t think of a good reason why the Council are so desperate for Birmingham to be seen as whoopingly, 30s-style, patriotic. Can you?

1 comment for “God save the Queen, but why?

  1. Anzir
    6 April 2011 at 10:10 pm

    but… get ye to your Big Lunches, and get your streets closed for the 5th of June – because it makes sense, and isn’t (hopefully) a Royal Anything

    (unless your street is a dead end, like mine, in which case go ahead and get a marquee that’s as wide as the street and plonk it down…)

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