No royal wedding street parties planned
No applications to host a street party to celebrate this month’s royal wedding have been lodged in Shetland to date, the council confirmed this week.
It is estimated that around 500 formal street parties will be held across the UK to celebrate the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday 29th April. A major proportion of the gatherings will take place in the south of England, including 54 in Kent county and 32 in Cambridgeshire.
An SIC spokesman said: “No requests have been made. So, as far as we’re aware, there won’t be any street parties in Shetland.”
Councillors in February decided not to give staff an extra day’s annual leave. Earlier this month the SRT decided most of its staff would be getting the day off.