Road closures for Royal wedding celebrations

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Seventy-two roads across Notts will be closed to motorists due to street parties celebrating the royal wedding.

Notts County Council said it had received a “great response” from people wanting to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The local authority waived the road closure fees.

“We were keen to give people the opportunity to host street parties as they allow neighbours to get to know each other and strengthen community ties. We’ve had a great response from people and I hope they really enjoy their day,” said Notts County Councillor Richard Jackson, cabinet member for transport and highways.

“We were delighted when the Local Government Association announced that our county was in fourth place across England and Wales for planning to hold the highest number of street parties.”

“This proves that our decision to cut through red tape by waiving the road closure fees has been welcomed by local residents.”

Notts County Council traffic manager Peter Goode said: “We have been working with street party organisers to agree the suitability of road closures and ensure that neighbours have been informed about the street party plans.”

“Prior to the wedding we will be issuing road closure signs to residents and this will mean that no vehicles other than emergency services will be able to access the road.”

“We will be working with our neighbouring councils and other organisations such as the police, fire and rescue, and local hospitals to make celebrations as stress free as possible.”

The following roads will be closed on Friday 29th April:

High Street, Grinley on the Hill

Buckingham Court, Harworth

North Moor Drive, Normanton on Trent

Babworth Road, Retford

North Moor Drive, Walkeringham

Ely Close, Worksop

Newton Close, Worksop

Westerdale, Worksop

Greenwoord Close, Gateford, Worksop