THE number of street parties to be held in Sheffield on the day of the royal wedding has grown to 31.
Celebrations are being planned across the city on Friday, April 29 and the council is still expecting “a few more” applications for street closures.
Meanwhile, a party in Devonshire Street on the edge of the city centre will be accompanied by a new type of monthly market on the green, to feature music and street entertainment as well as craft and food stalls.
The list of street parties announced by the council covers Roxton Road in Meadowhead, Beauchief Rise, Sterndale Road in Millhouses, Cardoness Road in Crosspool, Sunnyvale Road in Totley, Bromwich Road in Woodseats, Dalewood Drive in Beauchief, Brooklyn Place in Meersbrook, Canterbury Crescent in Fulwood, Monteney Road in Ecclesfield, Beeches Grove in Beighton, Brinkburn Vale Road in Abbeydale, Crispin Gardens in Gleadless, Devonshire Street in the city centre, Fossdale Road in Carter Knowle, Greenhill Road, May Road in Hillsborough, Norton Park View, Pingle Road in Millhouses, Bents Green Methodist Church in Ringinglow Road, West Crescent in Stocksbridge, Matthews Fold in Norton, Boyce Street in Upperthorpe, Den Bank Crescent in Crosspool, Holberry Gardens/Place in Broomhall, Victoria Road in Broomhall, Crosby Road in Woodseats, Clough Grove in Oughtibridge, Peterborough Drive in Lodge Moor and Harcourt Road in Crookesmoor.
Other royal wedding activities in Sheffield include a party at Spa Sensations day centre in Spa Lane, Woodhouse, which cares for men and women with learning disabilities.
The Devonshire Street party is being organised as part of the Sensoria music and film festival and will run alongside the new Devonshire market, which will have more than 70 stalls.
Sarah Nulty, co-founder of Tramlines and market organiser said the aim “is to put a bit of fun back into the shopping experience – and to support Sheffield’s many independent traders.
“Following the success of Tramlines we thought it would be great to bring Devonshire Green to life a bit more often. With the market we are aiming to recapture some of the Tramlines vibe. When we heard Sensoria were already planning a street party on the bank holiday it seemed like the perfect fit.”
The green will be licensed, allowing organisers to have a bar as well as food stalls and a wine shop.
The Sunday market will be monthly from May, picking up the May bank holiday. It will run from noon until 8pm on April 29.