His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation Celebrations 6-8 May 2023: Street closure applications

Released On 27th Feb 2023

The Coronation ceremony for His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey with a host of celebrations in planning by His Majesty’s Government, led by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), to mark the historic occasion.

The occasion will see people across the UK and the Commonwealth come together for a weekend of celebration, including a procession and service at Westminster Abbey on 6 May, the ‘Coronation Big Lunch’ across the country on 7 May (with a concert taking place in Windsor in the evening), and ‘The Big Help Out’ community activity on the bank holiday, Monday 8 May.

Friends, neighbours, local groups and communities are encouraged to come together to make this a memorable and momentous event for their communities, whether through Street Parties, organising a Coronation Big Lunch or coming together to lend a hand at a Big Help Out event. Further guidance on organising a Street Party to celebrate the coronation, can be found here.

Street parties
Neighbours and community groups looking to hold street parties in South Somerset are encouraged to check as soon as possible as to whether they may need a temporary road closure.

The application deadline for road closures for the Coronation is Friday, 14 April 2023.

There is no charge to apply, and full details can be found here: https://www.somerset.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/organising-an-event-on-or-affecting-the-public-highway/

Category: Standard

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