Royal party organisers asked to banish single-use bunting and plastic plates

Release Date: 16 May 2018

Royal wedding street partiers are being asked to keep the environment in mind and banish single-use bunting and throwaway plates from the realm of any street party in the borough.

With 97 streets having applied to host a street party it’s clear the borough is in a celebratory mood for Prince Harry’s wedding to Megan Markle.

However just because the wedding is a one time event doesn’t mean the decorations should be too. 

Cllr Martin Elengorn, Cabinet Member Designate for Environment, Planning and Sustainability said:

“We want everyone involved in street parties to also extend the goodwill felt towards Prince Harry's wedding to the environment and shy away from single-use bunting, cutlery and plates.

“We’re also asking party-organisers to plan ahead, provide bins or sacks to capture rubbish and encourage party-goers not to litter.”

Visit the Council’s website for helpful tips on how to go plastics free.

Notes for editors

It is anticipated Cllr Elengorn will be elected Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning and Sustainability at the Annual Full Council meeting on the 22 May 2018.

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Reference: P251/18

Updated: 31 May 2018