PEOPLE in Brentford are in for a treat if an application for a party to celebrate the royal wedding is given the green light by Hounslow Council.
Julia Quilliam, who runs Quilliam Property Services in High Street, is organising the event on Friday, April 29, after Kate Middleton and Prince William tie the knot.
Ms Quilliam, of New Road, a member of the local chamber of commerce and Brentford High Street steering group, said: "We held a party for St George's Day last year and it was a huge success, so I thought why not combine that party with the royal wedding and make it even bigger.
"It will be a great local event and it will really show how much is going on in Brentford."
Ms Quilliam is preparing to approach the council for permission.
It is hoped the party, which will be held in the market place, piazza and by the canal, will include street stalls, archery in The Butts, performances by the Alliance Dance Unit and the involvement of dozens of local businesses.
Times are yet to be confirmed, but the plan is for the party to start in the afternoon, following the wedding, and is expected to run until late into the night.
Ms Quilliam said: "It's good for the community, and it will be a great way of bringing people together. It will have to be entirely self-funding, so it will be a not-for-profit event for everyone."
The Swan pub in Hanworth is also planning to hold an event to mark the royal union.
Landlady Tara Dawson hopes to use the car park for stalls and entertainment, and is soon to speak to the council about guidelines.
She said: "We are hoping to hold a big event on the day of the wedding and then another the following Monday to raise money for charity, but we are not sure of the details yet. It's a real oneoff and I saw it as a great opportunity to hold an event for the community."
Last December the council revealed it would stick by its no-charge policy for street party licences as the world watches the royal wedding.
Applicants will not be charged a fee unless they are making a financial gain. If this is the case, organisers will require a temporary event licence, which costs £21 to process.
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