Local councils central to the King's Coronation celebrations says communities minister


Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE, parliamentary under secretary of state (Faith and Communities) at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, has written to NALC's chair, Cllr Keith Stevens, about the King's Coronation and the vital role of local (parish and town) councils in the celebrations.

The Coronation ceremony for His Majesty King Charles III will take place on 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey, with many other events planned around the weekend, including the Coronation Big Lunch on 7 May 2023 and a concert taking place in Windsor that evening, and The Big Help Out community activity on 8 May 2023, a designated Bank Holiday.

Baroness Scott said, "the government wants to see people across the UK and the Commonwealth come together to celebrate this momentous occasion" and went on to say, "efforts made by local councils and their communities will be central to making this a momentous weekend of UK-wide celebration".

The letter also includes more information for local councils about street parties, The Coronation Big Lunch, The Big Help Out and National Lottery funding through the Awards for All programme which councils are encouraged to apply to quickly.

Read the letter

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