The overview of plans for the Coronation weekend have been announced on the Royal Website.
The Government has also now launched a Coronation Website. You can find everything from the history of Royal Coronations through to delicious recipes and a Spotify playlist for your street party!
Saturday 6th May 2023
- The Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey
Sunday 7th May 2023
- The Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle
- The Coronation Big Lunch
Monday 8th May 2023
- The Big Help Out
Information on how to get involved in The Coronation Big Lunch can be found on the Eden Project website.
Applying for a road closure to facilitate a street party to celebrate King Charles Coronation between May 6th, 2023 - May 8th, 2023 is simple and easy to do. You will need to apply to Gloucestershire County Council by filling out a Road Closure Request, which their Highways Management team will assess.
Street party organisers are asked to ensure they start planning early and ensure the application for a road closure is submitted to GCC as early as possible, at least 12 weeks ahead of the date of the street party. This would be the beginning of February 2023!
Please bear in mind that applications are more likely to be accepted if there is a coordinated effort which demonstrates liaison with all residents, businesses which would be impacted and the bus company if your road is on a bus route. This all takes time so start planning early.
The Parish Council does not have any part in deciding which applications will be accepted but we look forward to seeing the community getting involved in the celebrations.
A link to the application form provided by GCC is on the Documents Page on the Parish Council Website and is also linked below.
Gloucester County Council Street Closure Application Form (MS Word, 110 Kb)
Gloucester County Council Street Closure Application Form
A street party really is best in a closed road as more people join in and it is great to have no traffic for the day. If you live in a cul-de-sac some councils waive the need for a formal road closure.
But for various reasons, you may not have time, be able to, or want to arrange a formal road closure with your council.
So you may be able to have an informal Street Meet.
Pick a practical and safe area in the street to have a get-together:
- on a driveway, parking area, or front garden as it is on private land.
- or at the end of a cul-de-sac, wide pavement or grass verge.
The key thing is that the residents effected are happy with the arrangement with the area closed, access and parking etc, and that they understand that this is informal.
Make sure children are safely away from any vehicles.
The event may be more basic and fewer people might come, but easier and still worth it.
For more information check out this website: Street Meet (streetparty.org.uk)
The Parish Council is very happy to publicise any volunteering initiatives in Charlton Kings. If you represent a community group or local charity and have any volunteering projects that you would like to share with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on how to get involved in The Big Help Out can be found on The Big Help Out website.
Further information about current volunteering opportunities at the Parish Council can be found on our Volunteering webpage.