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We'll be celebrating with William and Kate in Costessey

PUBLISHED: 13:33 24 February 2011 | UPDATED: 13:47 24 February 2011

Queens Hills estate residents are getting ready to celebrate the Royal Wedding with a street party.

Queens Hills estate residents are getting ready to celebrate the Royal Wedding with a street party.

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People living in the Queen's Hills estate Costessey are being urged to forget their woes and show community spirit at a special royal wedding celebration.

How to get involved

If you are planning a street party you must apply for permission for the event from Norfolk County Council by March 31.

A fee of £29.04, has been set to reflect the date of the wedding, but there may also be some extra costs as a result of insurance, signs and barriers.

The road closure notice will be valid until 11pm.

For more information about road closures, contact Russ Blackshields on 01553 778025, call the county council’s customer service centre on 0344 800 8020 or email streetworks@norfolk.gov.uk or Norwich City Council’s Glen Cracknell on 01603 212203. All applications must be received by March 31.

Make sure that you consult everyone on your street about your plans.

Norwich City Council advises organisers to have public liability insurance to give organisers extra peace of mind.

Plans are under way to close Fieldfare Way on Friday April 29, the day of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, from 2pm till 6pm and transform it into a street party with food, drink and fairground fun.

Housing developer, Barrett, has told event organisers that they will close off the road for the street party and provide signs informing people of alternative routes.

And the developers have also agreed to liaise with the consortium in charge of Queen’s Hills to see if they can find money to part fund the event.

Parish councillor, Gary Blundell, 35, who lives at Queen’s Hills, said: “We decided to do the street party because we wanted to show the community spirit we have at Queen’s Hills.

“Over the years, the housing estate has been let down and we have not got the community centre, pub and shops that we were promised.

“But there is a chance for us now to let our hair down and really have some fun. We want to bring the community together and get people to meet their neighbours.”

A competition to find the prince and princess of Queen’s Hills will be held on the day with people of all ages encouraged to dress up and join in - including men in drag.

Activities will also include old fashioned fair ground rides, candy floss, and a mini five-a-side football competition at Queen’s Hills Primary and Nursery School.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, or are a band or act who would like to perform on the day, contact Gary Blundell on: 07988518388

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