People reminded there’s no fee for staging a royal wedding street party

Published: Monday 5th March 18

Residents are being reminded that the council has waived all its fees and charges for anyone organising a street party to celebrate the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

With the nation preparing to celebrate May’s royal event the council is encouraging people to get together with friends and neighbours to host a memorable street party.

And to make the task a little easier, its been decided that there will be no charge from the council 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.

To find out more about street closures and to apply online visit Organisers can also email for advice.

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