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Bringing out the bunting in West Oxfordshire

Royal Wedding celebrations will be taking place across the country on Friday 29 April and West Oxfordshire District Council has been giving advice to residents organising street parties locally.

Small, private parties or fetes are simple to organise and do not require a licence, and the Council has been keen to get across this message while providing assistance wherever possible.

Organisers do, however, need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) if they are planning to sell alcohol and should apply for a road closure if their event is due to take place on a highway.

So far, the Council has received three applications for road closures for Royal Wedding celebrations in Aston, Chipping Norton and Curbridge. There have not yet been any applications for TENs, although only ten days’ notice in advance of an event is required for this type of licence.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Licensing, said: “We have received enquiries about whether the Council needs to be notified and, in many cases, we haven’t needed to have any involvement. We want this to be as simple as possible for local residents and the only reason they need to contact us is if they are planning to sell alcohol or would like to apply for a road closure.

“Street parties are an excellent way for communities to come together and we wish everyone who is organising an event – perhaps for the Royal Wedding in April and Olympics or Golden Jubilee next year – the very best.”

Information and advice is available on the Council’s website, www.westoxon.gov.uk/events. Alternatively, call 01993 861000.

Posted : 09/03/2011 12:51:46

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