Inside the 87 unpatriotic councils spending NOTHING on King's coronation including Charles' own tight-fisted town hall | The Sun

KING Charles’s local council is one of almost 100 tight-fisted authorities spending nothing on celebrating his Coronation.

Cotswold District Council is among the 83 party pooper town halls snubbing the day.

The unpatriotic authorities have been branded “disgraceful” and “disappointing” as Brits are being urged to get behind the first Coronation in 70 years on May 6.

For the past 43 years, Charles has lived at Highgrove House in Tetbury, Gloucs.

But the Lib Dem-led Cotswold administration has no plans to mark his crowning ceremony.

Local Tory MP Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown said: “I think it’s an utter disgrace. They could at least find something, particularly with our royal connections — I think people are happy with our Royal connections here.


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“I would expect Cotswold District Council to do something, particularly when we have Highgrove in the area.”

People are being gifted an extra bank holiday to celebrate Charles’s Coronation, with festivities planned to run between May 6 and May 8 across the UK.

But our Freedom of Information request revealed the councils not allocating any money to it.

They include Camden Council in North West London — home to Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.

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Authorities in Bolton, Leeds, Southend, Leicester, Brighton and Middlesbrough have also not set aside any money.

There is anger at Labour-led Sunderland City Council’s lack of funds for the May festivities.

The leader of the Tory opposition there, Antony Mullen, said: “It is disgraceful that the council has chosen to allow a niche political view held by a small number of hard-left councillors to prevent residents across our city who want to celebrate the Coronation.”

Nothing has been allocated either in Doncaster, where hundreds turned out in November to see Charles and Queen Consort Camilla confer city status.

Local councillor Nick Allen said: “I think by not offering meaningful support, Doncaster Council has missed a trick.”

In London, authorities in Islington, Hillingdon, Redbridge and Bexley have allocated no money to the day, while county councils for Kent, Essex and Cornwall have not set up a budget.

But at the other end of the scale, Barking and Dagenham Council in East London is spending £155,000 to celebrate the historic weekend.

Richmond and Wandsworth is putting £150,000, while Hull City Council has earmarked £100,000 — of which £10,000 will go towards gift for babies born in the Coronation month.

Coventry City Council, which originally had said it had not put any money aside, has since confirmed some cash has been put together to mark the occasion.

Claims that the Coronation at Westminster Abbey will be scaled down have been dismissed — and palace sources say the ceremony will “knock your socks off”.

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Celebrations will include a star-studded party headlined by Take That and Lionel Richie at Windsor Castle, which is being underwritten by the Department for Culture Media and Sport.

The Government has also made available £1million for patriotic Brits to watch the Coronation on big screens.

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