HALF PRICE SALE Subscribe to Berkshire & Buckinghamshire Life CLICK HERE

Royal Wedding Street Parties

09:53 09 February 2011

Many Kent residents will be able to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in style on 29 April

Many Kent residents will be able to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in style on 29 April after Kent County Council agreed to waive charges for street parties on quiet residential roads and cul-de-sacs.

This will allow people to organise a Royal Wedding celebration with neighbours in a traffic-free street, giving children the chance to play freely for a change.

The normal cost for a street party organised by and for residents as a private event, rather than a public one will be waived in most cases. Organisers will only have to complete a simple application process with minimum information required.

Kent County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste Bryan Sweetland said:

We know that thousands of people will celebrate the Royal Wedding. We want to help them host street parties with the minimum of fuss and red tape.

No charge will be made, provided specific conditions are met. We will supply a sign for organisers to place at the point their road is being closed off on the day and there will be no charge for this sign. We hope people take advantage of this and enjoy the day.

Director of Kent Highway Services John Burr said:

The county council will consider all applications and split them into two distinct categories:

  • Events on quiet residential estate roads and cul-de-sacs.

  • Events on any sort of main road, bus route or through route.

Events on main roads, bus routes or through routes will require a full closure process with consultation and full advertising processes. Kent County Council is waiving its administration costs for this but there will be a charge for advertising the required Traffic Order in a local newspaper, which could be about 500, and any costs for traffic management and diversion signing.

Organisers can request an application form online by clicking Apply for a Royal Wedding street party road closure under the Useful links section at http://www.kent.gov.uk/roads_and_transport.aspx, or by calling 08458 247 800.

The final date for applications for residential roads is 15 April 2011, while the deadline for the full closure process for bus and through routes is 4 March 2011.


Shop with us at Great British Life

More from Out & About

Thu, 12:19
Belted Galloway (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

My latest series of assignments for Countryfile fit me like a glove. During the coming months, I’ll be travelling all over the country filming Adam’s County Breeds, telling the story of our native cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, goats and horses as well as meeting the dedicated people who keep them.

Read more
Wed, 12:04

This edition of Berkshire Life features all the local ingredients to make this month special

Read more
Wed, 12:03

This edition of Buckinghamshire Life features all the local ingredients to make this month special

Read more
Mon, 10:36
The fabulous view from Willow Marina

Jan Raycroft and Maureen McLean discover they like messing about on the river at Wargrave, particularly in the perfect boat and glorious setting

Read more
Monday, August 17, 2015
Travelling up and down through Berkshire brings glorious scenery into view at each curve of the canal

Changing views from the windows every fortnight or so, with beautiful scenery along the way. Claire Pitcher meets a couple living on the Kennet and Avon

Read more
Monday, August 17, 2015
A last look back into Henley before the curve of the Thames takes you on to new views, photo www.flickr.com/photos/119983612@N04

Sue Bromley takes a pictorial tour of the mighty river from Bourne End to Marlow and on to Henley… stopping for picnics along the way

Read more
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Europe’s largest inflatable slide, which comes to Windsor as part of the Gung-Ho! event next month, has been unveiled

Read more
Friday, August 7, 2015
Sonning, ‘the most fairy-like little nook on the whole river’ according to Jereome K Jerome. Photo: www.flickr.com/photos/skivory

Our section of England’s longest river has featured in many novels, so let’s turn some pages with a look at these literary records

Read more
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Rolling Chiltern scenery on the way to Tyler's Hill

Follow Steve Davison’s footsteps as he takes in the views on a walk round Chesham in the Chess Valley

Read more
Monday, August 3, 2015
Stoke Park’s pool is calling you! Photo: Maureen McLean

Planning a holiday and in need of a treatment to get your skin or perhaps nails in tip-top condition? Not going away, so definitely deserving a little pampering?

Read more
Friday, July 24, 2015
Brill windmill opens on Sundays throughout the summer, photo www.flickr.com/photos/77614105@N07

Get those diaries out and plan some marvellous days in Buckinghamshire to enjoy with friends and family. Sandra Smith picks her favourites

Read more
Friday, July 24, 2015
There’s so much to find at Bekonscot

Get those diaries out and plan some marvellous local ‘away days’ to enjoy with friends and family

Read more
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The Eco Centre has been designed to be environmentally friendly as well as welcoming

A delightful corner of Aylesbury Vale has gone very green, so Sandra Smith visited to meet the man behind an unusual project

Read more
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Keen eyed Buckinghamshire residents will spot the Clare Charity Centre building in Saunderton taking a step back in time this month as it appears in a major new BBC One drama set in the 1950s.

Read more


subscription ad
Berkshire's trusted business finder