Travelling to Powys could never be better during the Queen’s Jubilee weekend after council officials decided to grant free parking in every council-owned car park.

This will include each day during the four-day Platinum Jubilee weekend which takes place between June 2 and 5.

The extended bank holiday will provide opportunities for communities to come together to celebrate Her Majesty’s historic milestone.

:“We’re delighted that so many of our communities have applied for road closures across the weekend and are planning on hosting a street party to mark the Queen’s historic 70-year reign,” commented Nigel Brinn, executive director of the council’s Economy and Environment department.

“Now, by removing all parking charges for the duration of the weekend we hope to not only further encourage residents to visit our local towns and get involved with the jubilee celebrations but also play our part in supporting our local businesses that are honouring this momentous landmark.”

Residents and visitors will be able to park for free in all council owned car parks on Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June.