Party planners are being invited to start rallying up friends and neighbours to come together and celebrate King Charles III’s Coronation.
With national celebrations being planned to celebrate the coronation, which will take place on Saturday, 6 May, with an extra bank holiday on Monday, 8 May, many residents may already be considering how they can join in with the festivities.
Council leader, councillor Peter Mason said: “The King’s coronation will be a special moment, and a wonderful opportunity for everyone to come together. There is a role for everyone, even if you haven’t been involved in something like this before.
“Neighbours and communities had such a wonderful time celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee last year, I hope residents take advantage of the chance to do so again this year to mark this historic event.”
If you are planning a street party it is a good idea to start planning early. Ealing Council is offering up to £150 to help make your party an event to remember. You can apply online now. Please note that applications need to be made by 7 April 2023.
The council is also removing the fee to close roads for coronation street parties and is also offering up to £150 to Ealing residents to help make your street party an event to remember.
The borough has a rich history of holding street parties to celebrate royal and historic events. They are a great way for neighbours and communities to get to know each other, and bond over food, drinks, dancing and music.
If this is your first time planning a street party, don’t worry. Street parties can be fun to organise if you share the load and ask neighbours to help. If the the amazing street parties that were held across the borough for the Queen’s Jubilee last year are anything to go by, it looks like there will be a lot more fun to be had again.
Helpful tips, advice and support for organising a successful event can be found on the Street Party website.
Other ways to celebrate
If a community picnic is more your thing, you might want to get involved in the coronation Big Lunch celebrations. If you are thinking of holding your own please email the council’s event service to check availability.
Further information is available on the official coronation website including tips and toolkits for decorating street parties, information on the Coronation Big Lunches and the Big Help Out.
Send us your photos
If you take any photos of our your Coronation celebrations, please share them with us and the rest of Ealing by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line Coronation photos and we will publish the best ones. We will publish the name of any photographers who send us great snaps we use.