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Deadline for Royal Wedding street parties

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Deadlines are looming for people who want to hold a street party to celebrate the Royal Wedding, council bosses across the West Midlands warned today.

Deadlines are looming for people who want to hold a street party to celebrate the Royal Wedding, council bosses across the West Midlands warned today.

The race is on to get applications for road closures submitted before the big day on April 29.

But, so far, there have only been three applications in the entire Black Country — all in Dudley. Walsall, Wolverhampton and Sandwell have had no requests to close roads for celebrations as Prince William marries Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey.

Council bosses today warned people had to get the paperwork in sooner rather than later.

Local authorities usually charge around £500 for road closures but most are waiving the fees for the special occasion.

Councillor Angus Adams, cabinet member for transportation in Dudley, said the deadline for applications in the borough was the beginning of April.

Parties are planned in Hungerford Road, Norton, Finch Field Close, Wollaston, and Newey Street, Dudley.

"Applications can only be made for cul-de-sacs and minor streets and the council will not charge for the closure," he added.

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In Wolverhampton, the deadline for applications is March 18. Council spokesman Tim Clark said: "We haven't had any applications for road closures."

Councillor Derek Rowley, for safer communities in Sandwell, said: "We have not had a request for a road closure. I am aware that parties are being planned but they do not need council approval to hold them in their communities unless they involve the closure of the highway."

There have been no applications in Walsall but there have been five inquiries. The deadline is March 17.

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