Applications open for street parties to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty The King, Charles III

Published: Monday, 20th February 2023

Residents can apply to close their street or road to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty The King, Charles III with their friends, families and neighbours.

The Coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6 May and residents are invited to hold street parties across the bank holiday weekend (Saturday to Monday, 6 – 8 May) to celebrate.

To mark the momentous occasion we are waiving the normal £100 road closure fee for residents wishing to host a street party. Applications for road closures must be made by 5pm on Friday, 3 March.

Before applying, residents should consult with neighbours and collect a list of names and addresses of those who support and object to the street party and this information will need to be included in the application.

Residents will not need a licence to cook on the street or to play music, providing the music or entertainment is not advertised in advance to attract people to the party and organisers are not making any money from the event.

Celebrations will be held across the country to mark the coronation and Medway’s family-friendly events will be announced in due course.

Looking forward to celebrating the coronation

Cllr Phil Filmer, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder covering Front Line Services, said: “We are all looking forward to celebrating the coronation of His Majesty The King, Charles III. I am pleased to confirm that residents will be able to apply for a free road closure for a street party over the bank holiday weekend. I look forward to seeing our streets turn red, white and blue in celebration of this historic occasion.”

Find out more information about organising a street party, and apply for a road closure

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