The Coronation ceremony to mark His Majesty King Charles III’s ascension to the throne will take place at Westminster Abey in London on Saturday May 6, 2023.

The Coronation Ceremony will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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There will be celebrations throughout the UK and Commonwealth as communities come together to reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry. Details of these events can be found below:

Official announcement of King's Coronation weekend plans

An extra bank holiday will take place across the UK to mark the coronation of King Charles III and it will fall on Monday, 8 May 2023, two days after the ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

The bank holiday will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the Coronation.

If you are thinking of holding an event to celebrate The King’s Coronation then here is some information and key dates:

Planning on having a street party to celebrate the event?

You will need to apply to Leicestershire County Council to close your street/road to traffic by completing sections 3 and 4 of the King’s Coronation application pack.

All fees associated with the legal application have been waived for The King’s Coronation and the application time reduced to 5 weeks. Please note this is ONLY for The King’s Coronation and does not apply to other events.

If you wish to apply for a road closure or any other restrictions the last date for submission is Friday March 31, 2023. Applications after this date may not be able to be fulfilled.

Given the occasion and following Government guidance Leics CC Highways will not be asking for the usual required documentation for a road closure such as an in-depth risk assessment. However consideration still needs to be given to ensure the safety of all attendees and an enjoyable event. Within the registration form you will find some additional information for you to consider.

Visit the Government website for further Government advice on road closures for street parties.

The information you supply regarding your event will be shared with the emergency services so they can put their own plans and resources in place. Please submit your application form in good time, it is better to submit draft plans than nothing at all.

Signs and cones

Leicestershire County Council Highways is offering the loan of signs and cones. Should you require these please complete section 5 of the King’s Coronation application pack. Please be aware signs and cones must be collected from, and returned to, the LCC Mountsorrel Highways Depot. Appropriate arrangements will need to be made for collection. The deadline for cones and signs applications is Friday March 31, 2023.

Please note that the fees for the loan of signs will be waived for all King’s Coronation events but equipment must be returned or it will be invoiced for.

Events on Charnwood Borough Council owned land and licences

If you would like to organise an event on Charnwood Borough Council land which doesn’t involve a street closure, then to find out about licensable activities such as selling food and drink then please visit the planning an event webpage for more information.

Last updated: Mon 23rd January, 2023 @ 11:03