Street party plans are in the pipeline

Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Prince William and Kate Middleton.
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MORE than a dozen Doncaster streets could be closed off for parties to mark next month’s royal wedding.

So far, officials at Doncaster Council have received six formal requests and 12 unofficial inquiries into the possibility of shutting off roads to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The royal couple are tying the knot on Friday, April 29, at Westminster Abbey in London.

Bosses at Doncaster Council have urged those planning a party, who want to close off their streets, to contact the authorities as soon as possible.

Anyone wanting to hold a party on a street, park or open space which is owned by the authority needs official permission. People wanting to close a street need to contact the council’s Highway Network Management team.

Where road closures will only affect small streets and cul-de-sacs, there will be no charge.

Coun Cynthia Ransome, council cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “Many people across the borough are gearing up to celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton in style.

“I would urge anyone thinking about holding a street party to start planning it as soon as possible and get in touch with us if they need any support or advice to ensure that their event is as successful as possible.”