Royal parties in the street

Prince William and Kate Middleton during a visit to Greenmount Agriculture College in Co. Antrim on the couples first visit to Northern Ireland
Prince William and Kate Middleton during a visit to Greenmount Agriculture College in Co. Antrim on the couples first visit to Northern Ireland
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ST Helens is preparing for the party of the year as the Royal wedding bank holiday approaches.

Eight applications have been made to St Helens Council for permission to close a number of roads across the borough to allow street parties to take place on Friday, April 29 - the date of the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Council chiefs say they have already sent out eight application forms to interested parties.

They now have until April 8 to return the forms and can then expect a quick decision from council chiefs on whether their application have been successful.

A council spokesman said official were expecting even more applications to flood in as the closing date got closer.

It is believed that around 50 road closures were sanctioned by council bosses ahead of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002.

“We have had eight interested parties get in touch already and are expected more as the date draws nearer,” said the spokesman.

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