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More than 60 bids for Oxfordshire royal wedding parties

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Image caption Councils across the UK have seen a late surge in requests for road closures for parties

More than 60 applications have been made for royal wedding street parties in Oxfordshire next week.

There have been 63 applications to close roads across the county for parties celebrating the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Councils across the UK have seen a late surge in requests for road closures.

The Local Government Association (LGA) said about 5,500 road closure requests had now been received compared with 4,000 three weeks ago.

Most had been approved, it said.

Hertfordshire tops the list with 298 requests, with Surrey second at 205.

London's boroughs have dealt with more than 800 road closure requests.

The LGA said councils also knew of thousands of parties, such as those in cul-de-sacs, which did not need permission.

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