Street party press statement
“Camden Council received an application to close Earlham Street from Republic, an organisation who wished to hold a “Not the Royal Wedding Street Party” on 29 April 2011.
“The application was refused due to objections from Camden residents and organisations representing more than 140 local businesses. These groups strongly opposed the event as they felt it would negatively impact on their sales, and they also raised a number of public safety concerns as to how the event would be managed.
“The council has since been in on-going discussions with Republic to resolve these issues – including offering them the opportunity to apply for their event to be held at Lincoln's Inn Fields, the largest public open space in the Covent Garden area. However, Republic has refused this offer.
“Camden has a duty to support the best interests of local people in our borough. We did not agree for the event to take place at Earlham Street following strong objection from the local community.”