MANY residents celebrated the coronation of King Charles III throughout the associated bank holiday weekend.

Warrington Borough Council made appropriate plans for the weekend, which ensured that those wishing to celebrate the event could do so safely - which included a number of street closures through the three-day weekend.

Street parties were held across the town, and a number of charities used the bank holiday weekend to raise funds for their own activities.

Warrington Guardian: The council has revealed how much it spent on the King's CoronationThe council has revealed how much it spent on the King's Coronation (Image: Supplied)

Now, however, the cost of the King's Coronation celebrations in Warrington has been revealed, with figures released as the result of a Freedom of Information request highlighting how much money was spent by the council at the time.

As per OpenDemocracy, the estimated cost of the coronation on the British taxpayer as a whole was between £50million and £150million - with councils across the country forking out £3.8million of their own cash (most raised through tax) for the event.

Across 160 councils that said they allocated money for the coronation, the average spend came to £13,000 per council - though some spent in excess of £50,000.

Warrington Borough Council spent £14,532.19 on celebrating the King's Coronation, the figures reveal.

Warrington Guardian: Warrington Borough Council coughed up more than £14,000 for the eventWarrington Borough Council coughed up more than £14,000 for the event (Image: Newsquest)

This is significantly less than the neighbouring council of Wigan, which admitted to spending £40,000 on the event.

St Helens had no money allocated from its council to celebrate the coronation, and Cheshire West and Chester council spent £35,000 on the bank holiday weekend.

When asked about the figures, a Warrington Borough Council spokesperson said: "Across Warrington, a number of coronation events were independently organised by community groups and organisations.

"This included community celebrations, volunteering events, family craft sessions and festivals.

“Community groups and organisations were invited to apply for community initiative funding to host the events, with around £14,000 being awarded altogether.”

Warrington Guardian: Coronation Day events took place across the town, including street partiesCoronation Day events took place across the town, including street parties (Image: C&D Family Care)

It could be argued that £14,500 is a price worth paying for the sense of community and togetherness that was created during the coronation weekend; speaking at the time, Mayor of Warrington - Cllr Jean Flaherty - said: "His Majesty has served our nation and the Commonwealth with diligence and foresight since his investiture as Prince of Wales in 1969.

"So, we should all join our friends, family and neighbours for celebrations, community events and street parties to mark the occasion.

“Times have been challenging in recent years and continue to be hard for many, so now is a time for us to come together in our communities to celebrate.”

Meanwhile, cabinet member for leisure and community, Cllr Tony Higgins, echoed the Mayor's comments, adding that the coronation weekend showed off 'the best of Warrington's communities.'