RESIDENTS of a St Annes street are preparing to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in right royal style.
Those living in Lime Grove have risen to the challenge after it was revealed that the only seven roads to inform Fylde Council by the end of March that they had Royal Wedding parties planned were all in neighbouring Lytham.
The Lime Grove residents will be hosting their own fun-filled event on May 1, two days after William and Kate are set to tie the knot.
Ironically, Lime Grove is an unadopted road, so the residents didn’t officially need to contact the council about their plans at all.
Organiser Jo Gillard said: “It’s a really nice opportunity to get everyone together. There are a lot of kids who live here – it’s for them really.
“We’re holding it on the Sunday because people want to watch the ceremony on the day itself and the Monday is a Bank Holiday, so there will be plenty of time to recover.”
Partygoers will be treated to a sit-down meal, novelty races and karaoke, while a highlight of the afternoon will be a one-off performance of Lime Grove’s Got Talent.
Lytham’s party plans are well set, with Bleasdale Road, Back Cecil Street, Rossall Road, Riverseligh Avenue, Eddington Road, Southwood Close and Warton Street all having celebrations planned.
Meanwhile, the Royal British Legion Club on Mayfield Road is planning a family barbecue on the big day itself. The club will be decorated with bunting and balloons and the ceremony shown on big screens.
Summerfield Day Nursery on St Annes Road East is staging a celebratory picnic on April 27, while the New Thursby Nursing Home on Clifton Drive North is holding a house party on Royal Wedding day.
Anyone wishing to hold a street party should contact Fylde Council’s Chris Hambly as soon as possible on (01253) 658422.
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