The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May, 2023. The Service itself will reflect the Monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.
Across the Coronation Weekend, there will be opportunities for people to come together in celebration of the historic occasion. On Sunday, 7th May 2023 neighbours and communities are invited to share food and fun together as part of The Coronation Big Lunch, this is being overseen by The Big Lunch team at the Eden Project. If you would like more information on planning a Big Lunch for you and your neighbours, visit the Eden Projects’ website.
On Monday, 8th May 2023, members of the public will be invited to take part in The Big Help Out, which will encourage people to try volunteering for themselves and join the work being undertaken to support their local areas.
The Big Help Out is being organised by The Together Coalition and a wide range of partners such as The Scouts, the Royal Voluntary Service and faith groups from across the United Kingdom. We will post more information on this as soon as it is published.
If you would like to plan a street party, please click the link below for guidance. Your guide to organising a street party – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Local events across Wealden
There will be a number of event going on across the Wealden area over the weekend of the Coronation. Here are a few;
- Crowborough Town Council are organising a family day out on Saturday 6th May 2002 at Goldsmiths Recreation Ground. There will be children’s activities as well as various performances on stage. There will also be food and drink vendors onsite but bringing along picnics will also be encouraged. The event will finish with a short fireworks display. Time: 14:00-20:00
- Wadhurst Parish Council are planning a picnic event for the Sunday (5 May 2022).More details to follow
- Fletching Parish Council are planning a street party on Sunday 7 May. More details to follow
- The Hailsham Memorial Institute (Western Road) will be holding a celebration for its members and guests on Saturday 6 May. The event will be an ‘open’ event so non-members are welcome to join in the celebrations
Heathfield & Waldron Parish Council are holding a family fun day on Sunday 7th May, Heathfield Community Centre field from 2pm-7pm. There will be live music, stalls, food and drink and lots of entertainment for adults and children.