Birmingham risks being branded a city of party poopers after only a dozen applications were made to hold street parties for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The council has received only 12 applications asking for permission to close roads so they could hold a street bash after the deadline ran out last week.
Neighbouring Solihull Council has received 24 applications to hold parties because the local authority was not charging for road closures.
A Birmingham Council spokeswoman said the number could increase as the applications are processed and urged anyone thinking of holding a street party on April 29 to get in touch with them as soon as possible.
Dudley Council had also received a dozen applications to hold bashes.
Birmingham City Council cabinet member for housing John Lines (Con Bartley Green) called the figure “disappointing” but believed people in the city wanting to celebrate the wedding may have not been aware there was a deadline.
Coun Lines said he would be asking the leader of the council to extend the deadline at a meeting of the full council.
“It’s very disappointing,” he said. “I’m convinced that Birmingham people are as excited as anyone about celebrating this wonderful event.
“It’s quite possible that many people were not aware there was a deadline. We need to make sure that people are aware that the deadline has passed and they needed permission.
“I will raise it with the leader of the council to possibly extend the deadline.”
Meanwhile anyone applying for a road closure should contact Birmingham City Council informally for guidance.
Residents must also make sure they have public liability insurance to cover the event.
The cost of the closure will vary depending on the scale of work involved in processing and implementing specific closures.
Wolverhampton City Council said it had received five applications for street closures to hold parties.
Walsall Council had given the go ahead for three parties and a further two were under consideration.
Sandwell Council had received two applications which will both be considered by the Safety at Public Events group.