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Whitehall removes red tape for royal wedding celebrations

Posted by Linda Davidson

Caravan taps owners who are planning to head to a caravan site to celebrate the royal wedding will be able to take part in street celebrations, as the government has lifted regulations regarding street parties.

Local communities will find it easier to plan events to mark the occasion, after transport secretary Philip Hammond revealed that Whitehall red tape will be lowered on April 29th.

He explained that government guidance on road closures was sometimes being misinterpreted by councils, causing them to impose extra bureaucracy and costs on residents.

Communities secretary Eric Pickles said: "Whitehall has cut back the red tape which holds local community groups back and councils should now do their bit to support this national day of celebration.

"This is as an opportunity for councils to help local residents from all backgrounds to come together, and reinforce our shared identity and sense of Britishness."

Last month, the government revealed it was considering changes to licensing laws on the day of the royal wedding to allow pubs and clubs to stay open longer.