Record number of street parties celebrate Royal wedding

Published: Thursday 17th May 18

Royal wedding fever is set to hit Wandsworth this weekend as residents stage a record number of street parties to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Residents across Wandsworth are hosting 68 street parties to mark the occasion with flags, bunting, food and drink and music and laughter the order of the day. 

The numbers have been boosted following the council’s decision to again waive all the normal costs and bureaucracy involved in organising this type of neighbourhood get-together.

The happy couple are tying the knot on Saturday. Six more Royal wedding themed street parties will be held on the bank holiday weekend making a grand total of 74.

When Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011, and the fees were again waived, the borough hosted 70 street parties.

Organisers are being urged to do all they can to reduce the use of single-use plastics like straws, cups, glasses and cutlery in line with the council’s on-going campaign to reduce its own use of plastics. They are also being asked to make sure there are enough binliners to ensure everything can be cleared away once the party is over so that local streets are kept looking good.

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I feel that as an English royal family all future spouses should be English and aristocratic. I feel that the future spouses should be graduates so that they can contribute positively to the society and so that they can procreate. I feel that they should be responsible for their own wardrobes and publicity. I feel that they should reside in the Country especially during the time of war and austerity. I feel that they should never divorce or remarry and they should emulate Queen Victoria. Nike Brown 2018.
Ms Nike Brown

30 October 2018

I feel that as an English royal family all future spouses should be English and aristocratic. I feel that the future spouses should be graduates so that they can contribute positively to the society and so that they can procreate. I feel that they should be responsible for their own wardrobes and publicity. I feel that they should reside in the Country especially during the time of war and austerity. I feel that they should never divorce or remarry and they should emulate Queen Victoria. Nike Brown 2018.
Ms Nike Brown

30 October 2018

where are these street parties happening, I see the upcoming street party section of the website is empty.
aaron

18 May 2018