More reason to celebrate as council removes royal wedding street party fee
Published: Wednesday 31st January 18
Residents are being encouraged to have a right royal celebration to mark the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after the council agreed to waive all its charges for organising a street party.
With the nation preparing to celebrate May’s royal event the council is urging people to get together with friends and neighbours to host a memorable street party.
And to encourage people to take part, councillors have decided that there will be no charge for organising a royal wedding street party - meaning residents can spend that little bit extra on flags, bunting, food and drink. The normal charge would be £93.
As well as waiving the fee, the council has also stripped away all the bureaucracy and red tape for hosting street parties. All the information needed to apply for a road closure and fulfil the legal requirements can be submitted online via a simple application form.
This effortless procedure means there is nothing to stop residents setting up tables and chairs and staging a great neighbourhood get-together to mark this historic occasion.
The happy couple are tying the knot on Saturday, May 19. Across that weekend and for the following bank holiday weekend there will be no council charge to host a street party.
People are being advised though that they need to complete the online questionnaire by a closing date of Monday, April 30.
When Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011, there were around 70 street parties in Wandsworth and the hope is to either come close to or surpass that number this time.
Residents must bear in mind that there are some streets that cannot be closed for a party. These would include main roads whose closure would create too much congestion in the area, Transport for London controlled red routes, or those which are part of a bus route.