Borough residents are encouraged to join in King's Coronation celebrations
Communities across the borough of Great Yarmouth are being encouraged to join in the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty The Queen Consort celebrations in May.
The Government has announced an exciting programme to mark the unique occasion, including local and national activity as part of a nationwide series of events.
Events confirmed so far include:
- Saturday, May 6, 2023. The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey.
- Sunday, May 7, 2023. The Coronation Big Lunch - The Eden Project is making available information packs full of ideas, inspiration, top tips and the practical bits to help get your Coronation celebration started. Further details for event organisers can be found online. Please contact Great Yarmouth Borough Council for advice on the process for requesting road closures.
- Sunday, May 7, 2023. A special Coronation Concert will be staged and broadcast live at Windsor Castle by the BBC and BBC Studios.
- Monday, May 8, 2023. Members of the public will be invited to take part in The Big Help Out, which is being organised by The Together Coalition and a wide range of partners such as The Scouts, the Royal Voluntary Service and faith groups from across the United Kingdom. The Big Help Out will highlight the positive impact volunteering has on communities across the nation. Further details can be found online.
People are also being encouraged to hold their own celebrations as part of the three-day UK bank holiday weekend that forms the centrepiece of the celebrations.
And the National Lottery Community Fund is supporting communities to come together to mark the Coronation. Funding of up to £10,000 is available for Coronation-related events and activities via the National Lottery Awards for All programme. The programme does not have a deadline, but it can take up to 12 weeks from the date of application submission for successful groups to receive funding.
Applications for events around the Coronation weekend need to be made without delay. The funding criteria terms and conditions can be found online.
Great Yarmouth Mayor, Councillor Graham Plant, said: "The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty The Queen Consort is a very special national event and we want as many people as possible from the borough to take part in the celebrations.
"As well as the national formal and community events, we're encouraging people to get into the spirit of the occasion and put on their own local events - it could be as simple as getting your family round for a party in the garden, or a larger community event that takes a bit more planning."
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