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Rhondda Cynon Taf: Street Party Road Closure Applications For Coronation Celebrations

Communities wishing to hold a street party to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III on the first May Bank Holiday weekend can now apply for a road closure – with the Council offering support to complete the process.

The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will take place on Saturday, May 6, and there will be a UK Bank Holiday on Monday, May 8. Many events and initiatives will take place across the UK over the Bank Holiday weekend (May 6-8) to celebrate the Coronation.

To help residents and communities come together and mark this celebration, and in the spirit of the occasion, the Council will waive its charges for road closures for those planning a street party. Please note each individual street must apply for a road closure, and each party must take place on one of the days within the three-day Bank Holiday weekend (May 6-8).

Road closures take time to organise, and any closure required for a street party must follow a formal application process, so the Council is aware of each one – in order to inform other partner organisations.

Anyone wishing to hold a street party must apply to the Council before the deadline on Monday, April 3. Applications submitted after this date cannot be accepted.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by April 12.

A spokesperson for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council said: “The Council will support residents who wish to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III with a street party on the first May Bank Holiday weekend, by waiving all of the usual charges for formal road closures. This is a very similar arrangement to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations during June 2022, where officers also provided residents with support to complete the application process.

“Each street party must have a formal road closure to ensure they are held in the safest way possible. The application process will inform the Council of where each celebration is taking place, and will allow officers to share this information with partner organisations such as the emergency services and bus operators. The Council has set a deadline of April 3 for residents to apply for a closure online, which will ensure each one can be processed in time.”