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Apply for a free road closure to celebrate The Coronation

Apply for a free road closure to celebrate The Coronation

07 March 2023
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UK flag bunting for a street party

It’s almost time for the biggest national event of the year which will see many borough residents and local communities throw street parties, decorate their homes with bunting and participate in various fun events to celebrate The Coronation of His Majesty The King.


Wokingham Borough Council is making it easy for residents living in cul-de-sacs and roads to hold street parties by waiving road closure charges during the coronation bank holiday weekend of 6, 7 and 8 May 2023.


Residents and community groups normally have to pay to cover the cost of road closures (for the signs, diversion routes and admin needed) but the council is dropping this fee for the coronation weekend.


Executive member for active travel, transport and highways Cllr Paul Fishwick said: “We know that many borough residents will be celebrating the coronation and we are pleased to confirm that we will be allowing people to apply for a free road closure.


“The coronation will be a memorable and historic occasion and we are encouraging as many residents and communities to get together to host street parties and events, put out some bunting and celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.”


Downing Street confirmed an extra Bank Holiday on Monday 8 May, proclaimed in honour of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, giving the opportunity for families and communities across the country to come together to celebrate the royal occasion.


Borough residents who would like to close their road to hold a street party must make an application on the council’s website by 16 April 2023. 

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