COMMUNITIES have gathered across Dorset for a second day of street parties to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Streets across the conurbation were decorated in red, white, and blue as neighbours partied to mark 70 years of the Queen’s reign.

Spirts were high as people joined to sing, dance, play games, and eat an impressive amount of cake.

In Kinson, Green Lane residents had lined the streets with bunting, union jacks and jubilee-themed props in a party organised by neighbours Michaela, Sue and Paulina.

Michaela said: “I’m a queen lover, I love the royal family, and I just think it’s great for the community.”

Bournemouth Echo: Ben, Paulina, Dot, Aurora and Noah celebrating in Kinson.Ben, Paulina, Dot, Aurora and Noah celebrating in Kinson.

In Parr Street, a band played a superb rendition of Stevie Wonder’s Superstition as groups congregated to mark the celebrations.

Kids could have their face painted and buy a large selection of sweets while friends made the most of the pub on the corner.

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The party was also very dog friendly, with many pooches basking in the sunshine as people made the most of the celebratory weekend.

The community spirit was also felt in Southbourne. Wick Green became home to a bustling jubilee themed party organised by long-term residents Marietta and Brenda.

Marietta said: “I’ve lived here 21 years. Brenda’s lived here longer.

Bournemouth Echo: Hanalei, Blake and Cleo enjoying the street party at Wick Green.Hanalei, Blake and Cleo enjoying the street party at Wick Green.

“We just love the Queen and everything about this. It’s about community spirit and bringing everyone together.

Brenda added: “We’re a lovely community and we all know each other. It’s a great support network so it’s great to be together.”

Celebrations began early on Burtley Road. One resident, Chris Griffith, who could be seen rocking a dazzling union jack hat, told the Daily Echo how the party had helped her to meet new people. She said: “I’ve lived here 20 years and already, we’ve seen people here we haven’t met before.”

Elsewhere, Lulworth Crescent came together to party in the street, which had been closed off to the public. A game of giant Jenga was well underway, while a large selection of cakes and drinks were available to residents.

Children and parents alike had some very royal face paint as families made the most of the sun to enjoy the historic occasion.

Finally, residents in Gorleston Road filled two large tables to mark the jubilee and enjoyed the plentiful selection of cakes and booze on offer.