Scarborough prepares to party for the Royal Wedding

Street party
Street party

ALL across the borough people are preparing to hang out the bunting and get into the party spirit to commemorate the eagerly awaited Royal Wedding.

A mixture of traditional street parties, garden parties, community centre parties, church, and village hall events will be taking place on Friday April 29 as crowds of people are expected to gather to celebrate the nuptials of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

Matthew Joseph, the council’s community and development officer, who gave street party training sessions to local residents earlier this year, said that Scarborough and district has more organised celebrations planned than any other area in the country.

He said: “We’ve had 22 different celebratory events coming forward, those are the ones which we’re aware of, so there could still be more.

“In our borough we’ve got more celebrations taking place than any other county put together as far as I’m aware.

“To say we’ve also got more than some of the big cities such as Hull, I think that’s absolutely amazing, it should be a really good day.

“The ethos is getting the bunting out and the community coming together to celebrate the Royal Wedding.”

As well as a number of private residents’ street parties taking place where roads will be closed off, there are also a number of open events for local residents and the wider community.

These include Filey Evron Centre which will be showing the Royal Wedding on a big screen; Muston Village; Eastfield Community Centre; Crossgates Community Centre; Albermarle Crescent in the green and the Sea Cadet headquarters in East Sandgate.