NEW figures reveal the city and county council allocated thousands of pounds towards the King's Coronation celebrations. 

Worcestershire County Council had set aside £50,000 for Kings Charles Coronation, while Worcester City Council allocated £15,000 to mark the historic occasion, figures show.

However, the county council only spent just under £3,000 while the city council said it was still counting how much was actually spent.

The figures were as a result of a Freedom of Information (FoI) request by OpenDemocracy.

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Worcestershire County Council's money was allocated towards museum events and subsidising road closures for community street parties.

A spokesperson for Worcestershire County Council said: "The county council made an allocation available from its reserves to support local communities to come together on the run-up to and during the King's Coronation weekend.

"Total spend which was claimed was just under £3,000, some of which was allocated to events at museums and to subsidise road closures for community street parties.”

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The figures show that Worcester City Council had allocated £15,000 towards the coronation, however, they are still counting to see how much the total spend.

Worcester News has contacted Worcester City Council for a comment.

In other areas across Worcestershire, Wychavon District Council revealed they allocated £30,000 to help out parish and town councils in funding celebrations.

At the time, Cllr Rob Adams, Executive Board Member for Stronger Communities, Culture and Sport at Wychavon, said: "After the success of our Platinum Jubilee Fund last year, which gave £15,000 to town and parish councils to support those celebrations, we've decided to double the support on offer this time.

"The Coronation Weekend is a wonderful opportunity for friends, families and communities to spend time together celebrating what will be a wonderful occasion for our nation.

"I also hope lots of people will take the chance to do some volunteering with some of the many wonderful voluntary and community groups we have here in Wychavon."