MP Dr Kieran Mullan Calls on Cheshire East to Drop Charges for Jubilee Party Road Closures

MP Dr Kieran Mullan has called on Cheshire East Council to drop charges for Jubilee Party road closures after residents had to abandon their plans when told they would face bills as high as £900 to close their street for a street party celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 

Kieran was contacted by residents of Marsh Lane in Nantwich, who were looking forward to a street party on Sunday 15th May, only to be told they would be charged £900 for just two road signs.  

This contrasts with neighbouring Stafford Borough Council, who have waived all charges for road closures celebrating the Jubilee.  

Dr Kieran Mullan MP (Photograph: Richard Townshend, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Kieran commented, “The Platinum Jubilee weekend is going to an amazing opportunity for people to come together and celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign with their friends and neighbours.  

“Whilst I understand the need for there being some charge, £900.00 for road signs seems very excessive and may prevent many people in Crewe and Nantwich, who may have liked to mark the occasion with their neighbours. 

“I have called on Cheshire East to drop the charge, like other local authorities, and quickly so that everyone can celebrate this joyous occasion!”