Coronation of King Charles III
There will be celebrations throughout the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world as communities come together to reflect the monarch's role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry.
An extra bank holiday will take place across the UK to mark the coronation of King Charles III next year. It will fall on Monday, 8 May 2023, two days after the ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
The bank holiday will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the Coronation.
Thinking of holding an event to celebrate The Kings Coronation?
Detailed below is some information and key dates that you may find useful to get you started.
Planning on having a street party to celebrate the event?
You will need to apply to Leicestershire County Council to close your street/road to traffic by completing sections 3 and 4 of the Kings Coronation application pack.
All fees associated with the legal application have been waived for The Kings Coronation and the application time reduced to 5 weeks, please note this is ONLY for The Kings Coronation and does not apply to other events.
If you wish to apply for a road closure or any other restrictions the last date for submission is Friday 31st March 2023. Applications after this date may not be able to be fulfilled.
Given the occasion and following Government guidance Leicestershire County Council will not be asking for the usual required documentation for a road closure such as an in depth risk assessment, however consideration still needs to be given to ensure the safety of all attendees and an enjoyable event. Within the registration form you will find some additional information for you to consider. Further Government advice on road closures for street parties can be found here; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/your-guide-to-organising-a-street-party
The information you supply regarding your event will be shared with the emergency services so they can put their own plans and resources in place. Please submit your application form in good time, it is better to submit draft plans than nothing at all. It is essential that the emergency services are kept well informed of the events and we would rather know something is happening well in advance than finding out the day before.
Signs and cones
Leicestershire County Council Highways is offering the loan of signs and cones, should you require these please complete section 5 of the Kings Coronation application pack below. Please be aware signs and cones must be collected from, and returned to, the LCC Mountsorrel Highways Depot. Appropriate arrangements will need to be made for collection. The deadline for your cones and signs applications is Friday 31st March 2023, after this date Leicestershire County Council cannot guarantee availability.
Please note that the fees for the loan of signs will be waived for all Kings Coronation events but equipment must be returned or it will be invoiced for.
King's Coronation Application Pack 2023 (Word Document, 36 Kb)
Council owned land 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 please use this link where you will find details for each Borough or Districts page; https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/road-maintenance/plan-an-event/licensable-activities.
Huncote Parish Council have agreed that local events can take place on parish council owned parks in the village to celebrate the coronation.
For details of where to find parish council parks in Huncote, please visit our Council Land & Property page.