Coronation celebrations

Blue crown ob red thistles, daffodils, roses and cloverHart will join towns and cities around the country in celebrating His Majesty King Charles III being crowned alongside the Queen Consort.

The Coronation will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6 May, with a series of special events planned, including the Coronation Big Lunch on Sunday 7 May and The Big Help Out on Bank Holiday Monday.

On this page, you will find useful information to help you take part in the celebrations with friends, family, neighbours and your wider community.

You can find out more about the Coronation and national celebrations on the official Coronation website.

Councillor Community Grants

We have launched a councillor grant scheme to support community projects that celebrate the Coronation.

For each of the 11 District Council wards, a total of £1,000 grant funding is available. Grants can be awarded for a minimum of £100 and a maximum of £1,000 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The grants are offered to community groups and parish and town councils. Local groups not affiliated to an organisation can apply through their parish or town council. 

The closing date for applications is when all funds have been allocated or Friday 31 March 2023.

Apply for a Councillor Community Grant:

Community Grant application Word version

Community Grant application PDF

Community Grant guidance Word version

Apply to hold a Coronation street party

To apply for a road closure for residential street parties, from Saturday 6 to Monday 8 May 2023, please complete our application from. All request should be made by 17 April 2023. There is no charge for private street parties but larger public events may be charged.

Apply for a road closure:

Road closure application Word version

Road closure application PDF version

You can find more information about organising a street on the Government’s street party guidance website

Free parking on Bank Holiday Monday

As part of the celebrations, there will be no parking charges in council-owned car parks across Hart on Monday 8 May.  A list of included car parks can be found at  

Coronation Big Lunches

If you’re planning a get-together with your neighbours and friends, sign up to receive your Coronation Big Lunch pack for all you need to get started with ideas, top tips, practical advice and loads more.

Order a Coronation Big Lunch pack

The Big Help Out

From rolling up your sleeves to help a local group, to joining some of the UK’s best-known national charities – Monday 8 May will be your chance to get involved.

Hundreds of activities are planned for the day by local community groups, organisations and charities. Run a charity and want to get involved? Find out more and join a range of national and local charities already signed up.

Find out more at Big help Out website