Let the parties begin!

GOLDEN COUPLE -- Prince William and Kate Middleton
GOLDEN COUPLE -- Prince William and Kate Middleton

THE PARTY will be in full swing today (Friday April 29) as a spectacular line-up of events throughout the Dispatch district makes sure the royal wedding is celebrated with a bang.

Street parties, fun days and community barbecues will be held to mark the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton (pictured).

But the festivities will be tinged with disappointment for one Hucknall group.

For confusion over licences has led to the cancellation of a much-anticipated ‘Picnic On The Park’ in Hucknall on Saturday (April 30).

The event, scheduled for Titchfield Park, was the brainchild of Hucknall Central Tenants and Residents Association.

It was set to run from 12.30 pm to 6 pm, with revellers asked to take party food to share with each other in an effort to boost community spirit.

Balloons were also set to be released, with a prize for the one that travelled furthest.

However two members of the organising committee have confirmed the party cannot go ahead because the necessary licences haven’t been secured.

Instead the event will be staged later in the year, with a different theme.

Sandra Cooper and Pat Burke said: “It is very disappointing. We didn’t anticipate the problem but there is no way round it.

“We hope everyone still has a good Bank Holiday weekend.”

Elsewhere, street parties are the order of the day today (Friday April 29), with royal wedding events in Hucknall on Green Close, Meadow Croft Gardens, Holly Close, Pagett Close and the Cahn Memorial Homes, off Park Drive. Mersey Street in Bulwell is also staging a party.

Also in Hucknall, the Aldercar Residential Home on Wood Lane and Silverdale Care Home on Nottingham Road are holding royal wedding celebrations, while Havana House care home on Broomhill Road is hosting an open day with a royal wedding theme.

Royalists are also encouraged to visit the Mughal Indian restaurant on Annesley Road in Hucknall tonight. For with every sit-down meal, customers will get to choose a special wedding gift — either a Wills and Kate ceramic teapot or bell.