Lily Allen to foot police bill for wedding

June 2, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Kind-hearted Lily Allen has offered to dig deep and pay for the extra policing herself as fans and paparazzi prepare to invade her sleepy hamlet when she marries next week.

Lily Allen to foot police bill for wedding

The multi-millionaire pop star, 26, is tying the knot with Sam Cooper on June 11 – and has vowed to foot the bill.

Lily’s big day takes place at St James The Great church in Cranham, Gloucestershire with hundreds of fans and paparazzi expected to show up.

The Highways Agency has decided to close the main road around the venue and Gloucestershire Police are to put extra bobbies on the beat for the bash.

Locals will be handed residents’ passes which enables them to travel around the village and keep unwanted guests away from the venue.

A spokesman said: ”Gloucestershire police have an obligation to police any events that could cause any form of disruption to the local community and in order to ensure the safety of local residents and those attending.

”In this instance, the bride and groom have agreed to pay for additional policing in the area in an effort to reduce the impact their wedding has on local people and taxpayers.

”While security on site will be the responsibility of a private company, clearly we have a duty to ensure minimal disruption within the village of Cranham itself.

”As such, we will have a number of extra officers on duty in Cranham on the day of the event. Our main concern is ensuring that there is minimal disruption to the residents of Cranham due to the potential attendance of the media in large numbers as well as any sightseers who may attend.”

Allen began dating construction boss Sam Cooper in the summer of 2009.

The pair, who tragically lost a baby last year, announced their engagement in December.

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