Havering gets in the Royal Wedding party spirit

There could be almost 30 streets enjoying a party on the day of the Royal Wedding in Havering.

The deadline for applications to hold a celebration on April 29 was on Monday, by which time Havering Council had received 29 applications.

Officers will now look at the areas which have applied and consider whether the roads can be shut, and will inform applicants within the next few weeks of its decision.

Transport for London also issued advice this week to people planning to travel on the day of the Prince William’s marriage to Catherine Middleton.

People wanting to join in celebrations in the capital are advised to check online at www.tfl.gov.uk for latest travel news.


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Many planned road closures have already been confirmed and there will be no congestion charge in operation on April 29.

A number of buses will be diverted or will stop before their usual end destination, but Tube services will operate as normal, with no engineering works planned for the day.

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Peter Hendy, London’s transport commissioner, said: “There is a real sense of excitement surrounding the Royal Wedding, and a great many people will be coming to central London to be a part of the various celebrations taking place.

“We are working with our partners to ensure that everyone can get around safely and easily, and that people not involved with the celebrations can continue to move around the city with the minimum of disruption.”

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