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Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort

Buckingham Palace is pleased to announce that the Coronation of His Majesty The King will take place over a weekend of special events on 6–8 May, 2023.

The Coronation Ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, London, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Ceremony will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside Her Majesty The Queen Consort.

The Coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.

Across the Coronation Weekend, there will be further opportunities for communities and people to come together in celebration of the historic occasion. 

Detailed below is some information and key dates that you may find useful to get you started.

On Sunday, 7 May 2023, a special Coronation Concert will be staged and broadcast live at Windsor Castle by the BBC and BBC Studios, with several thousand pairs of tickets to be made available via public ballot.

The ballot opens Friday 10th February.

The Coronation Big Lunch, at which neighbours and communities are invited to share food and fun together, will also take place across the country on Sunday 7 May 2023.

The weekend of celebrations will end with the Big Help Out on Monday 8 May 2023 - a special Bank Holiday proclaimed by the Prime Minister in honour of the Coronation. 

In tribute to His Majesty The King’s lifetime of public service, The Big Help Out will encourage people to come out and support the causes that matter to them.

If you are holding an event to celebrate The Kings Coronation you will need to apply to Leicestershire County Council to close your street/road to traffic.

Planning a street party to celebrate the Coronation?

What you need to do

Road Closures

To close a street or road, you must make a formal application and receive approval from Leicestershire County Council. Normally, a street party road closure would be subject to an administration fee. However, it has been decided to waive the fee for the Coronation of His Majesty The King.

You can find more information and the application pack on Leicestershire County Council's Website

The last date for submission is Friday 31 March 2023. Applications after this date may not be able to be fulfilled.

Signs and cones

You can also make an application to borrow signs and cones on the Leicestershire County Council website using the application pack. Signs and cones must be collected from, and returned to the Mountsorrel Highways Depot.

Collection arrangements will need to be made or a quote for delivery can be requested. After making the application, you will receive a confirmation email and you will be given a time slot for collection. The deadline to submit your application is Friday 31 March 2023.

If you have any questions or require any support completing any of the documentation, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with eventsnetworkmanagement@leics.gov.uk

Celebrating the Coronation in Melton

Many community groups are planning a series of events to celebrate His Majesty The King's Coronation, and these will be publicised Discover Melton on the website as they are confirmed.

We would love to hear about your plans to celebrate the Coronation.

If you are running any public events and would like to share them with us, get in touch by emailing discover@melton.gov.uk  with details of your Coronation celebrations. Your event will then be added to Discover Melton and shared through our social media channels. 

Temporary event notice and licences

If you would like to organise an event on Council land or a greenspace or to find out about licensable activities such as selling food and drink or having music on a stage you may need to apply for a licence or a temporary event notice from Melton Borough Council.

The Coronation Big Lunch

The Coronation Big Lunch (6-8 May) brings neighbours and communities together to share friendship, food and fun. Be part of history and join millions across the UK with a Coronation Big Lunch celebration in your community!

Sign up to receive your Coronation Big Lunch pack for all you need to get started, fun ideas and top tips, practical advice and loads more.

Free downloadable resources will are available online by the Big Lunch team at CoronationBigLunch.com

The Big Help Out

From rolling up your sleeves to help a local group, to joining some of the UK's well known charities, the Big Help Out on Monday 8 May 2023 will give everyone an opportunity to join in. 

Created by Britain’s best loved charities and organised by The Together Coalition, The Big Help Out will highlight the positive impact volunteering has on communities across the nation.

Hundreds of activities are planned for the day by local community groups, organisations and charities including The Scouts, Royal Voluntary Service, National Trust and RNLI.

Run a charity and want to get involved? Find out more and join a range of national and local charities already signed up, follow the external link below.

Coronation fund scheme

It is designed to support communities across Melton celebrate His Majesty the King's Coronation in 2023.

A fund of £8000 is available to support a range of community projects as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Eligible community groups, charities and parish councils organising events and projects were able to apply for funding between £70 and £700 to help make their local celebrations a success.

The scheme is now open for applications and will close at 11:59pm on Monday 20th March 2023.

The application form and guidance can be found in the download section below.

Last updated 21 February 2023

King Charles III Coronation 6 May 2023

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