Only nine weeks to go till big Royal day

street party at South Bolton, Abbey Park, Illingworth organised by Robert and Rita Boothman, opened by Halifax Town player Paul Hendrie and attended by some special guest  - some Vietnamese families who had recently moved to South Bolton

street party at South Bolton, Abbey Park, Illingworth organised by Robert and Rita Boothman, opened by Halifax Town player Paul Hendrie and attended by some special guest - some Vietnamese families who had recently moved to South Bolton

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COUNCIL bosses have received just ONE application for a street party to celebrate the Royal Wedding.

Prince William and Kate Middleton will tie the knot in just over nine weeks, on Friday April 29.

Residents of Rose grove, mytholmroyd too to the streets in fancy dress (evg courier Thu, Jly 30, 1981 - royal wedding special) [archived 14/02/2011]

Residents of Rose grove, mytholmroyd too to the streets in fancy dress (evg courier Thu, Jly 30, 1981 - royal wedding special) [archived 14/02/2011]

The date has been declared a bank holiday but only one person in Calderdale has applied to throw a street party.

As Courier archive pictures show, the streets were brimming with parties when Prince Charles and Princess Diana wed in 1981 and for the Queen’s golden jubilee in 2002.

Robin Tuddenham, director for safer and stronger communities says: “We have received one application for street parties for the Royal wedding.

“The application process can take up to eight weeks so we recommend any residents interested in holding a street party to apply as soon as possible.”

Street party held in Queens Drive Southowram organised by Ann Blckburn, Janet Davies, Bernadette Walton and Maureen McGreevy

Street party held in Queens Drive Southowram organised by Ann Blckburn, Janet Davies, Bernadette Walton and Maureen McGreevy

The Rev Martine Crabtree, of St Peter’s Church, in Sowerby, told the Courier she is hoping to organise a party at the church on the day.

She said: “We’re looking at playing the wedding live on a TV screen in church and people can come dressed up as though they’re going to a wedding.

“Then we’re having Champagne and a real wedding cake.”

Calderdale’s neighbouring councils are seeing a similar lack of interest so far.

Fifteen families at Kings View, Southowram enjoy a tea party organised by Donald and Tina Booth

Fifteen families at Kings View, Southowram enjoy a tea party organised by Donald and Tina Booth

Bradford has had three applications for road closures for street parties but Wakefield, Leeds and Kirklees have had none.

It is understood Calderdale Council’s deparment heads are meeting next week to discuss specific guidelines in relation to the wedding.

Coun Ian Cooper (Con, Todmorden) urged the council to make it easier for people to hold parties.

“This is a time for councils to pull down the barriers that make these celebrations almost impossible to hold,” he said.

street party - the kingston crackers (from the left) Pauline Oldrey, Vivian Williams, John Bland, Eileen Bland and Florence Fisher dance the can can at Kingston Close, Halifax - even 1-year-old Shron Parkin was allowed home from hospital to attend

street party - the kingston crackers (from the left) Pauline Oldrey, Vivian Williams, John Bland, Eileen Bland and Florence Fisher dance the can can at Kingston Close, Halifax - even 1-year-old Shron Parkin was allowed home from hospital to attend

Coun Stephen Baines (Con, Northowram & Shelf) added: “I’m interested to know what positive action Calderdale will be taking to encourage neighbourhoods to celebrate. Are they able to waive fees?

“Will they say no insurance will be required and that there will be no risk assessment by the council?”

Application forms, from http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/HomeAndCommunity/LeisureandRecreation/DG_192701, should be sent to the council’s recreation officer, Peter Vardy, on peter.vardy@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 284437 for more information.

l Are you hoping to hold a party for the Royal Wedding? Email your plans to newsdesk@halifaxcourier.co.uk

echo. westfield gardens, lightcliffe, golden jubilee street party, girl in buggy with brolly is alice atkinson (3) -estjb1-3ab-

echo. westfield gardens, lightcliffe, golden jubilee street party, girl in buggy with brolly is alice atkinson (3) -estjb1-3ab-

golden jubilee celebration at sandyfoot, barkisland -wsand1-2sb-

golden jubilee celebration at sandyfoot, barkisland -wsand1-2sb-

golden jubilee celebration at sandyfoot, barkisland -wsand1-2sb-

golden jubilee celebration at sandyfoot, barkisland -wsand1-2sb-

Prince William and Kate Middleton, during a photocall in the State Apartments of St James's Palace, London to mark their engagement. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 16, 2010. See PA story ROYAL Wedding Parents. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Prince William and Kate Middleton, during a photocall in the State Apartments of St James's Palace, London to mark their engagement. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 16, 2010. See PA story ROYAL Wedding Parents. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Licensee of The Thorn Tree Inn, Gibbet Street, Alan Underhill and his wife Daphne present 75 local children with their Royal wedding souvenir crowns

Licensee of The Thorn Tree Inn, Gibbet Street, Alan Underhill and his wife Daphne present 75 local children with their Royal wedding souvenir crowns

Nigel Whitehead at the West End Hotel, Halifax. Nigel and Steven Elliot spebnt the afternoon as targets for more than 300 children who attended a party at the club organised by the social club on behalf of licensee Ivor Connup and his wife Kathleen (evg courier Thu, Jly 30, 1981 - royal wedding special) [archived 14/02/2011]

Nigel Whitehead at the West End Hotel, Halifax. Nigel and Steven Elliot spebnt the afternoon as targets for more than 300 children who attended a party at the club organised by the social club on behalf of licensee Ivor Connup and his wife Kathleen (evg courier Thu, Jly 30, 1981 - royal wedding special) [archived 14/02/2011]