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Council waives fees for coronation street party road closures

Credit: Swansea Council

The countdown to the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort is on and Swansea residents can get involved by throwing their own street parties.

The council has waived road closure fees for locals who want to close off their street for street parties to celebrate the monarch’s coronation on the bank holiday weekend of May 6-8.

Andrew Stevens, Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure, said: “Now’s the time to get organising if you want to celebrate the coronation weekend in style. For most of us it will be the first coronation to take place in our lifetimes, so it really will be an historic event.

“Normally residents would have to pay a fee to close their street to stage celebratory events. But this time that won’t happen.

“Already around a dozen streets around the city have requested road closures for the event and we’re anticipating there will be more applications in the coming weeks.”

The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort takes place on May 6. It will be the first coronation to have taken place since the late HM the Queen’s coronation in 1953.

The UK Government has declared May 8 an extra bank holiday.

Find out more here about how to book a road closure for your street party. Anyone doing a street party is strongly advised to get their event insured: https://www.swansea.gov.uk/organisestreetparty