Residents and community groups only have a few days left if they want free road closures to run street parties for the King’s coronation.
More than a dozen applications have already been received by Stafford Borough Council for streets to be closed to mark the coronation of King Charles lll.
The borough council are waiving the usual charge for closing a road during the early May Bank Holiday weekend. It follows a record number of closures last year for events to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of the late Queen Elizabeth ll.
And this Friday (24 March) is deadline day - with organisers needing to apply six weeks before their ‘coronation’ event.
The Coronation ceremony for His Majesty, King Charles lll, takes place on Saturday 6 May at Westminster Abbey. Over the weekend there will be initiatives such as the ‘Coronation Big Lunch’ across the country, and a concert at Windsor in the evening, on Sunday (7th). And there’s the ‘Big Help Out’ community activity on the following day - Bank Holiday Monday.
Events are taking place across the borough with people encouraged to join neighbours to celebrate the first coronation of a monarch in 70 years.
The local authority received more than 40 requests for street closures for the Jubilee celebrations last summer - a huge increase on previous numbers.
Councillor Carolyn Trowbridge, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said it was great to see people had already planned street parties for May.
“We had such an amazing response from people organising street parties last summer and it is great to see our community gearing up to celebrate together to mark the coronation of our new King.
“It would be lovely if those scenes of last year were recreated across the borough and I’m glad we can again waive the fees for road closures to ensure local people can have a safe party in their street with neighbours.”
People wanting to advertise their local events can do so at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/submit-event
Press Release No 6013