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Diamond Jubilee: Street parties across Nottinghamshire

Dozens of street parties have been held across Nottinghamshire as the Queen's Diamond Jubilee got off to a wet start.

The county council said it had received 160 applications for street parties this year - more than double the number for the royal wedding in 2011.

A Jubilee beacon will be lit at the National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont on Monday - believed to the be only one in England on water.

Other events include a world record attempt for the longest bunting line.

The Guinness record currently stands at 3,427.94m (11,246 ft), held by the Fairtrade Foundation in London. A team at Clumber Park near Worksop needs to string more than 15,000 pieces of bunting together to beat the record.

'Fantastic occasion'

Nottinghamshire County Council said a street party planned for Lower Road in Beeston on Monday would be of "particular significance" as the street is set to change when works for the city's new tram line begin.

Lower Road party organiser Allison Dobbs said: "The tram works will begin any time soon, so obviously this is the final chance we will have to hold such an event on the street.

"More than 100 people are expected at our party and we are looking forward to a fantastic occasion."

Nottinghamshire County Council's cabinet member for transport and highways, Richard Jackson, said: "People had a taste of street celebrations last year with the royal wedding and with more days in which to celebrate, we expected a lot of demand for organising street parties this time."

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