There will be dancing in the streets all over Hyndburn for the Royal wedding in April.
Hyndburn Council is encouraging residents to have a royally good time by staging street parties to mark the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The pair are getting hitched on Friday, April 29 at Westminster Abbey and the council is urging residents to show their pride with old-fashioned street parties.
Council leader Peter Britcliffe said: "We’d like to encourage everyone to take part in the Royal wedding celebrations. Street parties have been held on various occasions throughout the years and the Royal wedding is a good time for that to happen."
Street parties were first held in Britain in 1919 to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Versailles after the First World War.
They have marked major national celebrations ever since, such as the silver jubilee of King George V in 1935, the coronation of the Queen in 1953 and the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana in 1981.
Councillor Britcliffe added that the council is looking at other ways to mark the happy occasion.
He said: "We’re looking at ways in Hyndburn that the council can promote the wedding. We’ve formed a working group and we’re looking at things like having flowers all done in red, white and blue in town, we’re looking to see if it’s possible to do something with the bedding plants to reflect the Union Jack flag, among other things. We’ll make an announcement on it in the New Year."
The Department of Communities and Local Government has produced a guide to help people avoid any licensing problems when planning a street party.
Anyone interested in finding out more about hosting a street party to mark the Royal wedding can visit www.streetparty.org.uk