Deadline for Royal Wedding street parties extended

March 21, 2011 2 Comments »
Deadline for Royal Wedding street parties extended

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The deadline for royal wedding street party road closure applications has been extended by Cardiff council.

More than 30 streets in the capital have bid to hold an event on Friday, April 29, when Prince William marries Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey.

In the past, road closure applications needed to be made six weeks ahead of an event. But this has been cut back to three weeks for the royal wedding.

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The city is expected to hold the largest number of street parties in Wales, and has seen twice as many applications for road closures than the next authority.

Royal family fans in Cardiff outnumber their closest rivals in Rhondda Cynon Taf by two to one, according to figures from Welsh town halls. And RCT’s deadline passed last month.

Cardiff’s extended deadline means residents have until Friday, April 8, to put in plans to close their street to host a party marking the royal wedding.

The council is offering advice on how to go about organising a street event through its website.

Cardiff council’s executive member for sport, culture and leisure Coun Nigel Howells said: “The wedding of HRH Prince William to Kate Middleton is a huge event for the nation.

“And we really want people to enjoy the day and celebrate.

“The council will do all it can to support street parties.

“And I would encourage everyone to get in touch with council officers as early as possible to talk through their plans to make sure their event runs smoothly and safely.

“I am delighted to hear so many people have applied to host a royal wedding street party in the city.

“The wedding will be a great occasion for the whole of the UK.

“And with William’s links to Wales it’s great to see the capital supporting the future Prince of Wales.”

You can find information about organising a Royal Wedding street party on the council website. If you’re organising a street party email ed.walker@mediawales.co.uk or helen.turner@mediawales.co.uk and let us know so we can add it to our map.

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