Celebrate the King’s Coronation with a Street Party

Residents and local communities are being invited to apply for a free street party licence to mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty The Queen Consort.

The UK will celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III with a three-day bank holiday weekend from Saturday 6 May to Monday 8 May 2023.

The Coronation will take place on the morning of Saturday 6 May at Westminster Abbey, and on Sunday 7 May Coronation Big Lunches will bring communities together with a special Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle.

On the 8 May, The Big Help Out, will provide an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of His Majesty’s service and showcase the impact of volunteering within communities.

To help residents commemorate the Coronation, BCP Council is waiving the usual administration fee for street party road closures. Street parties are a great opportunity for communities to come together, usually organised by groups of residents who get together and to celebrate with their neighbours, friends and families.

For anyone wishing to hold a street party over the extended bank holiday weekend, the Council asks that applications are submitted by Friday 24 March 2023.

Councillor Beverley Dunlop, Portfolio holder for Tourism, Culture and Vibrant Places said,

“The King’s Coronation marks a special time in our history, and it is an opportunity for us to come together again to celebrate.

“We want to make it easy for local residents and communities to organise street parties. To celebrate this special occasion, we have waived the fee to close residential roads and made the process easy to encourage as many residents as possible to join in.

“I would urge anyone thinking of holding a street party to visit our website now and complete the application form to get the ball rolling, leaving you plenty of time to plan the fun with your neighbours.”

The Big Screens will be in position over the weekend in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole broadcasting the national events and further local events will be announced in the coming days.

To find out more about hosting a street party and celebrating the coronation visit the BCP website.