Havering gets into the royal wedding mood

Havering police cadets are preparing for one of their biggest tasks after they were selected to help patrol the Royal Wedding parade.

Fifteen cadets, aged 16 to 19, and three members of staff from the Havering Voluntary Police cadets will help the police to monitor the crowds on Friday April 29.

Cadet coordinator, Paul Brown said: “Everyone is really over the moon about it and really honoured to be chosen.

“For most of the kids, it is a once in a liftime opportunity and its amazing to know that all eyes will be on you.”

The Havering cadets are one of eight other cadet groups that were chosen a month ago to help the police on the day.


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They were also one of two cadet groups chosen from the eight to select 15 members - based on the numbers of volunteering hours - to attend the parade.

Paul said: “As a police officer I have taken part in lots of high profile events like this but it will be my first time taking a group of kids so I will be able to view it from their eyes.”

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The Royal Wedding Fever has also spread to Elm Park with the owner of Anco Blinds and Fashion Limited in Elm Park Parade creating a window display for the Royal Wedding.

The window, which depicts a room in the royal household is made from curtains and fabrics and consists of blue and white flags and a picture frame containing photos of the royal couple.

Tina also had help from Elm Park Primary School, in Rainham Road, who created crowns to go in the window.

She said: “The idea of the display is that it would look like a room and we have had a lot of interest from people.

“Its good that we have a wedding, when we have times like these we need events like a wedding to cheer everyone up.”

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