Boozers may extend opening hours to mark the Queen’s Platinum Year next year

BOOZERS will be allowed to extend opening hours to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year, ministers will announce today. (Sun)

Pubs, clubs and bars will get a two-hour license extension that will allow them to serve drinks until 1 a.m. during three days of summer celebrations.

Boozers may extend opening hours to mark the Queen's Platinum Year next year


Boozers may extend opening hours to mark the Queen’s Platinum Year next year

Ministers hope the move will help spur a blockbuster weekend, spurring a rebound in hospitality trade after two years of pandemic restrictions.

The four-day Bank Holiday Weekend will take place in early June Toast to the Queen’s 70-year reign.

The government will consult with the public on extending licensing hours from the usual 11pm to 1am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from June 2 to 4.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “The Queen embodies the spirit of public service.

“During her reign, King guided us with the best of British values ​​- steadfastness in the face of adversity, a respectable dignity and a willingness to always put the country first.

“The Platinum Year is an unprecedented occasion and I am delighted that we will be able to mark this anniversary in such a special way – including by giving everyone a Bank holiday. weekends and extend pub opening hours.

“The past few years have been difficult for all of us. I know that families, friends and communities across the UK and Commonwealth will want to come together and celebrate the Queen’s truly outstanding achievements.

“I’ll be inviting Sun readers on Sunday to join me in June by toasting the Queen – The Queen is far from reigning over us.”

Culture Minister Nadine Dorries added: “Next year we will celebrate an unprecedented milestone in the life of our nation. No other British monarch has served for 70 years and it is fitting that as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, we raise a toast to the Queen for her dedication and service. .

“This will be a year of pride, celebration and coming together with the Platinum Jubilee alongside our other blockbuster events including the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games and Unboxed, the championship of the year. innovation in the UK.”

Under Section 172 of the Licensing Act, the Secretary of the Interior can dictate licensing hours, allowing establishments to stay open during designated extended hours to mark special occasions of international, national, or international significance. local or national.

A four-day Bank Holiday weekend will take place in early June to toast the Queen's 70-year reign


A four-day Bank Holiday weekend will take place in early June to toast the Queen’s 70-year reign

Previous national occasions for which the government has extended permits include the Royal Wedding in 2018, the Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2014 Diamond Jubilee Celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The Queen in 2012 and the Royal Wedding in 2011.

The Queen’s Platinum Celebration weekend will include Color Attack, beacon lighting, Thanksgiving, a concert, Platinum Festival and nationwide street parties.

Jubilee will form one of three main pillars of landmark events taking place next year alongside the Birmingham Commonwealth Games and Unboxed festival, along with other events such as Coventry City of Culture and the BBC’s 100th anniversary .

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Huynh Nguyen

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