Making it easy to have a right royal knees up!
Bedford Borough Council is offering extra help to local
residents who want to celebrate the Royal Wedding holding their own
On Friday 29th April, Prince William and Kate Middleton will be
married at Westminster Abbey in front of thousands of people in
London and millions on TV around the world.
The help on offer should make it easy for friends or neighbours,
parish councils, resident associations or any other community group
to plan their street party so that it goes with a swing! In fact,
it's so easy to organise your own street party - all you need is a
Street parties usually require a road closure notice, as well as
public liability insurance and in some cases special licenses for
alcohol and entertainment. However, Bedford Borough Council is now
making a specially designed form available for local residents to
make the process simpler and easier. In addition, the Council, in
most cases is waiving the cost of road closures and insurance
Bedford Borough Councils events team will also be
running two street party sessions where you can have all your
questions about planning your street party answered. The sessions
are open for all to attend and will be at 2.30pm and 6.30pm on
Tuesday 1st March in the Harpur Suite. For more information
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: "I am delighted
that we are able to help local residents come together and remove
some of the hassle from organising a street or public party to
celebrate the Royal Wedding. Street parties are always a great way
to make new friends or just get to know your neighbours better and
a series of street parties across the borough will help to create a
positive community atmosphere.
"Even if you are just considering a party, get in touch, or come
to one of our introductory sessions and see if you and your friends
would like to join the party!"
For more information on planning your street party - please
visit our dedicated webpage by clicking here