One of UK’s biggest Coronation parties cancelled after ‘killjoy’ cops object
ONE of Britain’s biggest Coronation parties has been cancelled after “killjoy” cops objected.
Up to 5,000 people were expected at the bash, with organisers already spending £12,000 on it.
But locals were told they cannot shut the road in Canvey Island, Essex.
Ex-businessman Jeff Rickards added: “This is once in a lifetime.”
Castle Point borough council said it refused as the police objected.
Essex Police said a closure would affect access for emergency services.
Locals claimed police refused to meet them.
Original organiser – and local landlady – Suzanne Gray, of the town’s Fantasy Island funfair and Jimmy Mac’s diner, said: “I’m surprised by the decision.
“It would not have been the first time main roads have been shut. They have shut for Remembrance Day in the past.
“We’ve put so much work and effort into this. It’s a real shame. Everyone was looking forward to it.
“There must be other big events and road closures in other parts of the UK.”
Local Jayne Blackburn added: “It’s ridiculous, how hard is it to take a minor diversion.
“Surely Essex police must realise that.”