NO alcohol will be allowed to be sold by street traders at a Herefordshire market town's celebrations to mark the coronation of King Charles.

An extraordinary meeting of Ledbury Town Council was held on February 9 to discuss and decide plans for the event, set to be held on May 8.

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Minutes from the meeting reveal that the council is planning a street closure for the event, which will take place from noon until 5pm on the day of the coronation.


All members were in favour of a recommendation that the High Street, including the Market House, be decorated for the event, with a majority voting to dedicate a budget of no more than £2,000 to be spent on decorations, which could include Commonwealth and the Union flags and bunting elsewhere in the town.

Councillors were also in favour of a recommendation that food traders be invited to trade in the street at the event, with no charge for a pitch.

However, no traders selling alcohol will be permitted, the minutes revealed.

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The council will also be obtaining quotes to purchase commemorative mugs for all pupils at Ledbury Primary School, while all members were in favour of a recommendation that the council produce a coronation souvenir programme for each household in the town.

Local companies will be contacted to seek potential sponsorship and funding for the event, the minutes noted, while requests to borrow tables and chairs from local schools and halls will also be made.

Volunteers will also be needed, the minutes said, with the event unable to go ahead without them.