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Council offer help to celebrate Royal wedding
Residents in the
borough who are looking to celebrate the wedding of Prince William
and bride Kate Middleton are being offered practical help to stage
street parties in their communities.
William and Kate will tie the knot on 29
April, with the Friday wedding declared a public holiday.
The occasion is likely to spark a carnival
atmosphere across the country, with thousands of patriotic Brits
tuning into televisions and big screens.
Scarborough Borough Council has now
revealed it is to hold three free training days for those residents
and groups looking to stage street parties and will also help them
cut through red tape and form-filling in the run-up to the
Cllr Janet Jefferson, proud Royalist and
cabinet member for tourism and culture, said: “The visit of the
Queen to Scarborough last year showed the strength of support there
is for the Royal Family in this borough and I’m expecting there to
be a similar buzz in the run-up to the wedding of William and
“I would love to see that old-fashioned
sense of community spirit alive and well in our streets, parks and
open spaces and I’m delighted the council is able to offer some
practical help to groups and organisations thinking about holding a
The training days which will offer
residents advice on how to stage their own street parties take
place at 10am on Wednesday 2 February at the Town Hall in
Scarborough, at 10am on Friday 11 February at the Evron Centre in
Filey, and at 6pm on Wednesday 9 February at Church House in
Council officers Matthew Joseph and Gemma
Ryan will take people through the necessary steps and will design
bespoke training manuals for the groups wanting to stage a street
party. The manuals will include help dealing with things like road
closures, insurance, entertainment licenses, and even information
about how to recoup any costs.
The format of the parties is entirely down
to residents’ themselves, though Matthew suggests they may be
similar to the street events held in the borough last year as part
of the Big Lunch celebrations, which this year will take place on 5
For further information and to book a place at the training,
contact Matthew on 07786 621924 or Gemma on 01723 383564.