Wealden communities invited to join in with His Majesty The King’s Coronation celebrations
Publish Date: 2 February 2023
The Coronation of His Majesty The King will take place on the morning of Saturday May 6 and is set to be one of the most significant events of the year.
The Coronation ceremony will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside The Queen Consort, followed by a celebration concert held the following day on Sunday May 7 at Windsor Castle.
The three-day bank holiday weekend – on 6, 7 and 8 May – will host Coronation Big Lunches, thousands of street parties bringing communities together throughout the UK.
In Wealden, communities planning street parties which require road closures are being urged to submit their road closure applications as soon as possible.
It is free of charge to apply for and details of how to apply can be found on the council’s website. All applications should be submitted at least eight weeks before any planned event – which would be by Friday 10 March.
The council also wants to hear from people holding events and organisers wanting publicity can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor Ann Newton, leader of Wealden council, said, “The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort in May will be a huge historic milestone and I would like to encourage streets, communities, friends, and families to celebrate the Coronation together.
“There are many events happening across the special bank holiday weekend that people can support and get involved with.”
In addition, Wealden has set up a dedicated page packed with information on how to get involved with the community events.
On Sunday 7 May, 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 Project’s website.
On Monday 8 May, 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.