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Celebrate the King’s Coronation with a street party

Dorset Council is encouraging residents to start planning their own street parties for The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort.

It will be celebrated across the country and marked with a three-day bank holiday weekend from Saturday 6 May to Monday 8 May with opportunities for people to be part of the historic occasion.

You can find out more about the national celebrations on the Royal website:

www.royal.uk/coronation-weekend-plans-announced

If you’re planning a street party, you will need to apply for a temporary road closure, and we can help with that, head to our road closure page to find out more.

www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/w/temporary-traffic-restrictions-for-events

We are waiving the costs of road closure applications and we welcome residents to apply. You need to apply by 31 March.   So far there has been 17 applications for road closures in the Dorset Council area.

Holding a small outside event with neighbours, on private land, does not need council permission. However, if you plan a street party that involves the closure of a public road, we need to check the road is suitable.

To find out what’s going on across the nation, check out the official website.

The website also has an interactive map which will display events and activities that will be taking place in Dorset as well as the rest of UK,  and you can add details of your own event to the site.

Town and Parish Councils across Dorset will also be organising events, so keep an eye out for your local information sites to see what’s happening near you.

Cllr Val Pothecary, Chairman of Dorset Council, said: “The Coronation of King Charles III is going to be a very special national event, and we want as many people as possible to take part in the celebrations.

“As well as the formal and organised community events that will be taking place, we’re encouraging people to get into the spirit of the occasion and put on their own local events – it could be as simple as inviting your family and friends for a party in the garden, or a larger community event such as a street party for the neighbourhood.”

National guidance on organising a street party for the Coronation is available on the government website.

Meanwhile, the Coronation Big Lunch website is also full of good ideas for making parties go with a swing – more information is on the Eden Project website.

National events:

The Coronation takes place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6 May.

The Coronation Big Lunch, on Sunday 7 May, and a special Coronation Concert will be staged and broadcast live at Windsor Castle by the BBC and BBC Studios

The Big Help Out, on Monday 8 May.  Visit the ‘Big Help Out’ website for further information on how you can take part and don’t forget to put the date in your diary!  Volunteer Centre Dorset also have hundreds of ideas and projects to get involved with. Why nor offer your services to the community for a few hours that day?

Voluntary and community organisations funding:  Funding is available from The National Lottery Community Fund website for voluntary and community organisations to hold events.

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