Waving the flag

If you’re planning to get together to celebrate the forthcoming Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort in May then maybe now is the time to start organising your event.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has put together a toolkit to help people plan their local celebrations and is asking residents to get in touch with its events team this month.

The Coronation of Charles III and Camilla will take place on Saturday, May 6 with a bank holiday in its honour on Monday, May 8.

The council is expecting a large volume of enquiries and applications for events to celebrate the historic occasion and needs to be notified of people’s plans by the end of February.

This will allow time for further advice and guidance to be given in time for residents to apply for road closures, licences or other permissions as required, including road closures for street parties.

Communities planning to hold an event are asked to email the Events team at event@bathnes.gov.uk with an outline of their plans, together with any questions.

Councillor Dine Romero, cabinet member for Children and Young People, and Communities, said: “The Coronation is going to be a fabulous occasion and holding neighbourhood events is a great way to get into the community spirit. We are asking anyone planning an event to get in touch with us at the earliest opportunity, so we can help you make it a great success and avoid any pitfalls along the way.

“We hope that as many neighbourhoods as possible will take the opportunity to join in this international celebration and we hope to hear about all your exciting plans soon.”

If events are deemed large enough by the Events team to need an application via the council’s EventApp, full documentation, including risk assessments and event management plans need to be returned eight weeks in advance which is March 6, 2023 at the latest for events taking place over the Coronation weekend.

Further information about the Coronation can be found here: Official Royal Coronation Weekend Guidance