Do You Want to Hold a Street Party to Celebrate the King's Coronation?
It will be a big day! The UK will be celebrating the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and the Queen Consort with events from May 6 through May 8. To make local celebrations viable, Camden Council is inviting community members to celebrate with the benefit of waiving fees for road closures. Community members can also apply for funding via the community festival fund applications. Residents and community organizations are encouraged to fill out their applications by March 12.
The Coronation of the King will take place on Saturday, May 6, at Westminster Abbey, with community celebrations taking place the next day and a nationwide holiday on Monday, May 8. Applications for street parties and community events on any of the days across the three-day weekend are open, including events on estates.
If you’re interested in holding a street party, please email [email protected] or call 020 7974 5633 with a description of where the event will take place, what it will involve, and whether a road closure is required.
Organisers will not have to pay a fee to put on the event or close the road, but they will be responsible for public liability insurance and any other charges, including a live music license.
“For many of us, this will be the first Coronation we’ve seen - and residents who saw Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953 will no doubt remember what a special event it was. Many people bought their first television sets to watch the Coronation of the late Queen and set up long trestle tables in their streets to celebrate with a community tea."
“This time around, we know people can follow the Coronation on TV and online – but getting our neighbours and communities together to share food and drink is still a very special thing to do. We are making it as easy as possible for people to do this by waiving road closure charges – so please get in touch with us and we can help make sure you have what you need to put on a great community event.”
Councillor Sabrina Francis, Cabinet Member for Young People and Culture