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Apr 26 2011

Royal Wedding Street Parties in Harrow

Some good news from Harrow Council today. Enterprise Mouchel, National Grid Gas and Veolia Water have contributed cones, barriers and signs and will be delivering them to party organisers the afternoon before the big day.

Portfolio Holder for Environment and Community Safety at Harrow Council, Cllr Phillip O’Dell, said: “I’d like to thank the utility companies for working with us to help residents’ parties go smoothly.

“We are keen to make it as easy as possible for residents to get in the party spirit…” — Cllr Phillip O’Dell

“We are keen to make it as easy as possible for residents to get in the party spirit, so we are waiving road closure fees and doing all we can to make the process as easy as possible. Of course, not many people have access to the safety barriers which are needed to close off roads so rather than expect organisers to pay to hire them, we spoke to our contractors and utility companies. They were more than happy to lend them and even offered to deliver them to the roads where they’re needed. I hope everyone organising or attending a party has a wonderful day. Whether you’re a fan of the royal family or not street parties are a great way for the whole community to come together.”

Residents are usually up in arms when utility companies close off roads, but street party organisers in Harrow are all smiles after the Council teamed up with contractors to help their royal wedding celebrations run smoothly.

After the Prime Minister urged people not to be put off by “petty bureaucracy”, Harrow Council is working with utility companies to beat the red tape which requires anyone closing a road to hire safety barriers to block traffic.

Across Harrow 14 groups have applied to hold parties and all have been approved. There’s no indication from the Council as to where these are, so if you know, please let us know in the comments, below.

Source: Harrow Council

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