street parties for webErewash residents planning a right royal celebration to mark the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May have the chance to apply for funding to help organise a traditional street party.

Erewash Borough Council has confirmed that it has made grants available and individuals and groups in the borough have until 5pm on Friday 6 April to bid for money towards their royal celebration.

The wedding takes place at Windsor Castle on Saturday 19 May and is expected to spark street parties across the country as jubilant royal fans roll out the bunting for the landmark occasion.

The Grant Application Form and full details of how to apply are available at Please note that grant funding cannot be used for the purchase of alcohol.

Councillor Gerri Hickton, Lead Member for Community Engagement, says:

“We are delighted to be able to offer this support, which will give some extra sparkle to what will be a wonderful royal day. Street parties bring communities together, so as the countdown begins to the big day I would urge party planners to put in their bids for funding as soon as possible.”

Further details and an application form are available here  Contact the council’s Community Engagement Officer Colin Handley on 0115 907 2244 ext. 3575 or via email:

Where events are to be held on a street an application for a Road Closure Order must be submitted and this information is also available on the council’s website.

Erewash Borough Council

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