Free street parties

On 19th May 2018 HRH Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle. Royal weddings are a cause for celebration across the nation, and it might be that your street wants to host a party.

Ordinarily, residents looking to host a street party would have to pay a small fee. However, all fees have been waived for the royal wedding. If you would like to close your street in order to host a party to celebrate the wedding, you can do so for free – but you must notify Buckinghamshire County Council by the 19th April 2018 to do so.

County Councillor Mark Shaw, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transportation, said: ‘The waived street party fees mean that this is a great chance for communities to come together in celebration of the royal wedding. I hope lots of people will take advantage of this opportunity to commemorate the big day.’

Info: To request an event pack with an application form and helpful information, email events@buckscc.gov.uk. Guidance on holding a street party can be found on the Government website at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/your-guide-to-organising-a-street-party/your-guide-to-organising-a-street-party and explains that street parties should be held in quiet residential roads and streets.

Pictured: An Aylesbury street party in 1977 to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in Bedgrove

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