Are You Planning a Coronation Street Party?
Communities across Devon from Tavistock to Tiverton, Bideford to Budleigh and from Ashcombe to Avonwick are being invited to apply for a free street party licence to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty The Queen Consort.
The Coronation takes place on the morning of Saturday 6 May at Westminster Abbey, and on Sunday 7 May Coronation Big Lunches will bring communities together with a special Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle.
And throughout the weekend of festivities hundreds of events ranging from traditional street parties and lunches to Jubilee markets, fun-days, and galas, are expected with many taking place on Devon streets.
Communities wishing hold a street party are being asked to apply, for free, using the basic street party application to close off their street. Applications can be made for Friday 6, Saturday 7 or Sunday 8 May.
Unfortunately, applications can only be considered for minor residential roads and cul-de -sacs and will be considered on an individual basis.
Applications can be made by applying on DCCs website.
Dozens of applications are expected – approximately 160 street closures were granted ahead of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations last year – and organisers are being urged to submit their applications ahead of the cut-off date
on Sunday March 26.
Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “The coronation of a new Monarch is a once in a generation event and we want communities to get together across to celebrate. Street parties are very much part of our national identity and have been for more than 100 years, and we want communities to come together, celebrate with family and neighbours, make new friends, and have fun.
“If you want to arrange a street party we can only consider minor residential road or cul-de-sacs for closure and you'll need let us know as soon as possible.
“Unfortunately, we are unable to approve every application and please get your application in before March 26.”