With less than a week to go before the biggest party in Britain since the fairytale marriage of Prince William parents, Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Councils have seen a late increase in applications for road closures for royal wedding street parties.
The Local Government Association (LGA) said about 5,500 road closure requests had now been received, compared to 4,000 three weeks ago, the BBC reports this week.
Hertfordshire tops the list with 298 requests, with Surrey second at 205.
London’s boroughs have dealt with more than 800 road closure requests, while Cardiff has approved 53 and Bristol 54. Newcastle has had 32 applications, but in nearby Sunderland there have been only four.
The LGA said councils also knew of thousands of parties, such as those in cul-de-sacs, which did not need permission.
Last week Prime Minister David Cameron urged people to “go ahead” and organise street parties to celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton on 29 April.
Hotels in London have been ‘fully booked’ for months as millions of tourists head for the capital. The Royal wedding will be a tremendous boost for the UK’s economy attracting tourists and visitors from all over the world.
An estimated 100 million people are expected to watch the event on television around the globe making.
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