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Helping communities to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles lll

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On Saturday 6 May, we will see the Coronation of King Charles lll and Walsall Council is keen to once again support communities to celebrate in their streets and public open spaces.

Coronation emblem
Coronation emblem

Last year was a year to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of the Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll, but later in the year a time of national, and international, mourning at her passing.

A limited number of small grants of up to £150 will be available for communities to apply for to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles lll in their streets and public open spaces. Details are due to be announced soon.

Funding is also available via Walsall Council’s Crowdfund initiative.

It is expected that there will be requests for road closures for street parties and a decision has been made to waive charges wherever possible. Applications must be made no later than 31 March 2023 to allow for processing and the necessary legal undertakings.

The Coronation Big Lunch on 7 May will encourage communities to come together, eat together and get to know each other better.

The ‘Big Help Out’ on 8 May is to reflect not just on the public service of His Majesty as King, but for so many years as HRH The Prince of Wales, as well as recognising and celebrating the amazing contribution thousands of volunteers make across the borough of Walsall.

“ Last year’s local celebrations for the Jubilee across the borough were just awe-inspiring and so important for bringing people back together after the worst of the pandemic. I hope we see more of this for the Coronation because together, as communities, we’re stronger.

If you’re thinking of organising a street party, start planning now and make sure you get your application in on time if you’re requesting a road closure. “

Councillor Garry Perry
Deputy Leader for Resilient Communities

“ Coronation Chicken was a dish put together for Her Majesty The Queen’s Coronation Banquet in 1953 and was perhaps a gentle and early introduction to curry for people of my generation and as the country came out of rationing several years after the end of WWll, Coronation Chicken was very exotic!

If any community organisations are planning events and have Coronation Chicken on the menu, please do get in touch with my office. I would love to meet you, I have a fork and will travel! “

Councillor Rose Martin
Mayor of Walsall


Note to Editor

Government advice on organising a street party and applying for a road closure

Street party road closures on classified A or B roads will not be considered and bus routes should be avoided where possible. Locations where concerns are raised may not be progressed.

The closing date for street party road closure applications is Friday 31 March.

Coronation Big Lunch

The Big Help Out  

Contact the office of the Mayor of Walsall

Crowdfund Walsall

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