Still time to apply for Coronation road closures

Nearly 80 groups and individuals already planning to mark a special weekend

King Charles

There’s a few days left for individuals, groups and organisations to take up the county council’s offer of free road closure applications for street parties being held to mark the Coronation of His Majesty the King in May.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 31st March.

So far, nearly 80 applications have been received with strong interest from the Charnwood, Market Harborough, north-west Leicestershire and Hinckley and Bosworth areas.

The Coronation will take place on Saturday, 6th May and, across the weekend, including Monday, 8th May, there will be further opportunities for people to come together in celebration of the historic occasion.

On Sunday, 7th May 2023, the Coronation Big Lunch, at which neighbours and communities are invited to share food and fun together, will take place across the country.

County council leader Nick Rushton said the decision to waive road closure fees will help to support villages and communities who want to organise events.

 
The King's Coronation will be an historic event for the country - and the county of Leicestershire - and we want to help people to celebrate and encourage communities to come together to mark this special occasion
 

The applications for temporary traffic orders, which involve road closures if events are being held on the highway, usually cost in the region of £400 - £650.

Guidance, complete with an application form, is available at ​www.leicestershire.gov.uk/plan-an-event
or by e-mailing eventsnetworkmanagement@leics.gov.uk

 

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