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Royal Wedding Street Party planners need to get in touch

Residents across the borough planning a street party to celebrate the Royal wedding in May need to contact Sefton Council.

Party organisers are being asked to get in touch with Sefton Council in relation to any possible street closures on Saturday, May 19 for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Sefton is keen that as many people as possible enjoy the special occasion, but any road closures must be formally advertised in the local press.

Residents planning a party have until Friday, April 20 to notify the Council which will enable all the road closures to be legally advertised in one advert.

Cllr John Fairclough, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member Locality Services, said: “Already we have been contacted about a couple of road closures for street parties celebrating the Royal wedding and if you are thinking of this, please get in touch.

“Organising a street party has many different rewards and brings together neighbours and local communities.

“Anyone who is planning such an event should contact us as soon as possible so that we have details on what they are planning for the day.

“Unfortunately, it will not be possible to process any requests after the deadline so we would urge residents to get in touch as soon as possible.”

To apply for a temporary road closure either call 0345 140 0845, email colin.taylor@sefton.gov.uk or apply in writing to Colin Taylor at Highway Safety, Magdalen House, 30 Trinity Road, Bootle, L20 3NJ.

Residents will need to provide the organiser’s name and address and contact details, the date they plan to hold the party and the road or section of road they wish to close. Officers will assess the location of the road closure before responding directly to each applicant and there will not be a charge for the legal procedures for the road closure.

For further information about events taking place in Sefton, please visit www.sefton.gov.uk.