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King's Coronation

The Coronation will see people across the UK and the Commonwealth come together to celebrate.

Planning a street party for the King’s Coronation? Check if you need a road closureThe Coronation programme will include the 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 2023. 

Coronation Road Closures

Neighbours and community groups looking to hold street parties in May to celebrate the King's Coronation should check whether they may need a temporary road closure.

The Council requires 6 weeks to process road closure applications for street parties on no-through roads, and 12 weeks for closures for special events. This means that time is running out for planned celebrations in early May.

There is no charge to apply, and full details can be found here: Guidance on holding a Street Party 

For guidance and information on holding street parties or events in Somerset for the Coronation, visit:

The Coronation Big Lunch

The Coronation Big Lunch, on 7 May, will encourage communities to come together, celebrate their connections and get to know each other better.

It will bring the Coronation festivities into the heart of every community. 

More detail on getting involved is available on the Coronation Big Lunch website.

You may want to organise a Street Party for neighbours and Guidance on holding a Street Party.

The Big Help Out

The Big Help Out, on 8 May, will provide an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of His Majesty's service and showcase the impact of volunteering within communities. People across the UK will be able to get involved and more detail is available on The Big Help Out website.

Other useful links:

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