Suffolk: Locations of Royal Wedding street parties revealed
With just over a week to go until the Royal Wedding celebrations begin, more than 30 applications for road closures by street party organisers have been submitted and approved across the county.
All but one of Suffolk’s seven borough and district councils has received requests for permission to restrict road access when Prince William marries Kate Middleton on Friday, April 29.
Many have already been given the go-ahead, ensuring royal enthusiasts everywhere will be no further than 10 miles from their nearest bash.
Suffolk Coastal and Ipswich Borough Council have each accepted six applications each, while Waveney is set to host at least seven street parties.
But more parties are sure to take place in areas where road closures and council permission are not required.
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The deadline for applications has now passed.
Framilingham will be decked in flags and bunting for the event, which will be shown live in the town’s Market Hill on a giant television screen, brought in specially from Hertfordshire.
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Framlingham Business Association received �2,700 from Suffolk Coastal to help fund the party, along with cash from the town council and local businesses. Karen Haynes of Bullstrode’s general store said: “We feel very fortunate to have been received this grant. We were quite astute in getting our request in early.
“The cost of holding an event like this can be quite frightening, which may have put some people off.”
The free event will begin in Framlingham with a wedding peal being rung around town at 9.30am. The celebrations start at 10am and includes food and drink, children’s entertainment and fancy dress.
Elsewhere, Bramfield Primary School, near Halesworth, will be hosting a fancy dress Royal Wedding tea party for children and older Bramfield residents from 2pm on Thursday, April 28.
Halesworth’s Queens Drive, Queens Close and Princes Green will also be decked in regalia for the day itself.
An estimated 200 people will be attending the party. Local firms and organisations are lending organisers a marquee, barbecue and even a children’s entertainer.
Former town councillor Eddie Hyde-Clarke will be opening the party and helping kick off celebrations.
East Bergholt Post Office will be holding its own street party between 2pm and 4pm.
There are already 250 confirmed guests with numbers expecting to rise to as many as 400.
Street parties and neighbourhood bashes are planned all over the county on the day, with events taking place in Moulton Barton Mills, East Bergholt, Monks Eleigh, Lavenham, Sudbury, Leavenheath, Cornard, Ipswich, Metfield, Mellis, Bury St Edmunds, Kedington, Barrow, Felixstowe, Framlingham, Orford, Westleton, Kesgrave, Oulton Broad, Halesworth, Beccles and Lowestoft.
Suffolk’s seven borough and district councils are aware of parties in the following locations:
Moulton Village Green – parish council, Barton Mills Village Green
Lavenham - in front of Guildhall, East Bergholt, Queens Road, Sudbury, Church Hill, Monks Eleigh, Leavenheath. Appropriate also licences provided for a Royal Wedding fair/fete/ circus/community event on
Cornard Recreation Ground and run by the Parish Council, and a Royal Wedding dance/community event at Constable Hall, East Bergholt
Constable Road/Corder Road, Gatacre Road, Grasmere Close, Lacey Street, St Leonards Road, Woodstone Avenue
No applications for closures but council aware of parties being held in: Covell Close, Bury St Edmunds, Westbury Community Centre, Bury St Edmunds, Well Street, Bury St Edmunds
Felixstowe (x2), Framlingham, Orford, Westleton, Kesgrave
Street parties in Fair Close, Beccles, Rigbourne Hill, Beccles, Princes Green, Halesworth, Windsor Road, Lowestoft, Hopelyn Close, Lowestoft, Andrew Way, Oulton Broad, Romany Road, Oulton Broad
Celebrations not involving street parties: Frostenden Crescent, Lowestoft, St Benedicts Church, Hollingsworth Road, Lowestoft, Bloomsbury Close, Lowestoft