Sign up for free street closures to celebrate Coronation
There is still time to apply for free road closures to host street parties for the King's Coronation.
Article date: 13th March 2023
For those who want to hold street parties over the weekend of May 6th-8th St Helens Borough Council will provide free road closures where appropriate to celebrate His Majesty King Charles III's Coronation.
There are lots of opportunities for communities to come together over the course of the weekend through the Coronation Big Lunch. Whether you want to organise a street closure or for those who cannot, you could always hold a street meet to celebrate the Coronation.
Councillor Anthony Burns, Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Communities and Culture, said: "We are delighted to once again offer free street closures for those who are looking to bring together their friends and families to help celebrate His Majesty King Charles III's Coronation on Saturday 6th May. With it being a Bank Holiday Weekend it's the perfect opportunity to commemorate this momentous occasion and street closures mean that groups can come together safely.
"There will also be more opportunities to get involved in the celebrations through The Big Help on Monday 8th May and more details will be available about how you can volunteer to help others soon on our website www.sthelens.gov.uk/coronation."
Councillor Andy Bowden, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, added: "We want to do what we can to support communities that want to celebrate the coronation and you can get more information about how our highways team can support you to host your own street party safely wherever possible as we know so many have successfully hosted events like this previously. Please do make sure to get your application in before Friday 24th March, which is the deadline for entries."
The deadline for street party and road closure applications is Friday 24th March. You can find an application form for this and other opportunities to celebrate online at www.sthelens.gov.uk/coronation.