Street party fees given the Royal waive
Published: 16 Mar 2018
Street party fees have been given the royal waive by Hertfordshire County Council for residents celebrating the wedding of Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Markle.
The county council have said that Royal wedding parties which will be held on residential roads or cul-de-sacs that do not incorporate a bus route will be exempt from road closure charges.
Hertfordshire has a strong reputation for community held Royal celebrations with the county hosting hundreds more street parties than any other area for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.
The county council’s decision to do away with road closure fees for small events on the same year is recognised as having played a significant role in keeping this community tradition alive.
Terry Douris, Cabinet Member for Localism, said: “Street parties on such occasions are a fantastic way of bringing communities together and we want to make it as easy as possible for residents to organise special local events, which is why we’ve decided to waive the fees for street parties to celebrate the Royal wedding.
“The application process is really straight forward and we hope that by waiving the fee more people will be encouraged to celebrate together as a community. Our county has an enviable reputation in this regard, with Hertfordshire crowned the street party capital of the whole country for both the royal wedding in 2011 and the Queen’s Jubilee in 2012, and we hope that this move will help bring the people of Hertfordshire together again.”
Information on how to apply for a street party road closure can be found on the county council’s website at www.hertsdirect.org/streetparties
Completed application forms should be returned to the county council six weeks ahead of the event (May 19) and a link is provided on the website for applicants to check for any conflicting road works or closures.
The closing date for applications is 6th April 2018.