Road closure fee waived for residents’ Coronation street parties

Coronation street parties Photo istock/TraceyAPhotos

Residents who want to arrange a street party to celebrate the King’s coronation will not have to pay a road closure application fee.

The coronation of Charles III and his wife Camilla as King and Queen is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 6 May at Westminster Abbey. The Monday has been declared a Bank Holiday.

Charles acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

As it did with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Kent County Council (KCC) is inviting residents to express an interest in closing a road by completing an online form before the deadline of March 3.

Once an application is received, officers make sure the route is safe and the event will comply with the terms and conditions before confirming it can go ahead.

To be eligible for the fee waiver, the road closure must be planned for up to one day between May 6-8 and must be for the sole purpose of holding a celebration street party in a residential area.

Parties will be approved for residential roads where only resident traffic would be impacted. KCC will not be able to approve parties on main roads, bus routes or any road that needs to be used to access shops or businesses.

Before applying for a closure, applicants must speak to residents in the area to make sure they have no objections, ensure signs are clearly visible for all road users and make sure all rubbish is cleared before the road is reopened.

Successful sites will be provided with road closure signs.

KCC’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, David Brazier said: “This is the second time we have waived the application fee for applying to close a road for a street party in recent months, with the last being for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

“These occasions are a time of great celebration, marking a momentous time in our nation’s history, so it is only right that we support people who wish to celebrate by holding an event for their local community.

“I would encourage anyone interested in applying to get in touch via our online form.”

KCC Chair, Lesley Game said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for communities to come together and celebrate a significant occasion in our nation’s history, and it is great to know KCC has played a small part in enabling these celebrations to happen.

“I hope to see many of our residents across Kent taking this opportunity and I wish everyone a safe and happy Coronation celebration.”


      • Hard to respect somebody who heads off to despotic regimes & has his servants fill bags & briefcases up with millions, before bringing it back undeclared over & over, then says just trust me. Or the former incumbent who protected/paid off Andrew’s accuser, so she could have her last big ego trip.

        Anybody else would be arrested & charged with fraud/drug smuggling, but the royal spongers get a free pass for everything they do. Hard also to work out why the peasants would be celebrating this crook throwing an opulent pomp & circumstance party on their dime, when many are struggling to heat their homes & relying on food banks to eat.

        Seeing as only 60% support the monarchy nowadays & their weddings are outdrawn by other regional events-two thirds of people were not even interested in Ginger & Malarky’s wedding, of course no refund for the two clowns who the taxpayer picked up the bill for their wedding, who then decided they didn’t want to do their duties & sodded off to the US.

  1. Previous comments it’s nothing to do with TDC you have to apply to KCC the highways authority it’s meant for residential streets if any in Thanet KCC have to approve road closures as for the king do you really believe all the rubbish the media say.

  2. I wonder if street parties are getting a bit “done”. They used to be quite a big deal (not that I have actually joined one).
    But recent ones (usually Royal occasions )have tended to be smaller and less widespread.
    I wonder if there will be many for this coronation. Not that we would ever be told if it became a damp squib. The media would be full of happy stories of loyal subjects toasting their king and flying union flags. Too risky to really assess whether there would be much enthusiasm if the TV/papers were to just report it occasionally but didn’t make a huge noise about it.
    Just imagine. If the media didn’t bang on about the royals so much, would they be as popular as is claimed?
    I suspect that they need the media to keep them “relevant”, or, at least regularly visible, to the public, but have a struggle avoiding all the bad publicity when something happens.
    No wonder Harry and Meghan got out.

    • Instead of street parties, people tend to do things on public greens, in village halls, etc. I had a great time celebrating the jubilee, and I’ll do the same again. Memories in the making.

  3. i enjoyed steves comments , i dont think theres much love lost on these two old geriatrics ,plus as the country is made up of people from christ knows where , i doubt if they will be dancing in the streets, people are not so easily fooled as they were in the fifties

  4. I remember the street party for the late Queen’s coronation in 1953, and I think they took butter off ration for the occasion! I had never tasted butter before, but we soon went back to margarine, because butter cost 4 shillings & sixpence a pound, far too dear! The street party was a gloomy affair, with fish paste sandwiches, and watered down weak orange juice! I think that was when I became a Republican!

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