Wokingham Coronation Plans Including Online Celebrations

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It’s almost time for the biggest national event of the year which will see many Wokingham Borough residents throw street parties, decorate their homes with bunting and participate in various fun events to celebrate His Majesty The King’s Coronation.  

Wokingham Coronation Plans

Downing Street confirmed an extra Bank Holiday on Monday 8 May, proclaimed in honour of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, giving the opportunity for families and communities across the country to come together to celebrate the royal occasion. His Majesty King Charles III will be crowned on Saturday 6 May.

Celebrate online

Wokingham Borough Council is delighted to invite all residents, including town and parish councils, businesses, voluntary, community sector groups, organisations, multi-faith and local groups to take part in its Engage Wokingham website dedicated to celebrating The King’s Coronation.

Engage hosts a section dedicated to the Coronation where residents can share their Coronation street parties and events with other residents. There is also information on how to take part in The Coronation Big Lunch and The Big Help Out.

Road closures

There will also be a dedicated section for residents to view the borough’s road closures for the bank holiday weekend on the Engage website. The council is making it easy for residents living in cul-de-sacs and roads to hold street parties by waiving road closure charges during the bank holiday weekend of 6, 7 and 8 May 2023. Borough residents who would like to close their road to hold a street party must make an application on the council’s website by 16 April 2023. The road closures will be added to the Engage website once approved.

Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Caroline Smith said: “His Majesty The King’s Coronation will be a historic event and one that many of us will remember and we want as many borough residents to come together and celebrate. You can take part in our digital project today by sharing your Coronation celebrations, tea parties and events with other residents. The Coronation bank holiday weekend offers the perfect chance for all borough residents to come together and celebrate. I look forward to seeing all the wonderful parties and events in full force.”

“On behalf of Wokingham Borough, I would like to congratulate His Majesty The King on this momentous occasion.”

Share your Coronation celebrations with other borough residents

Residents who are planning a street party, afternoon tea or a public event can let other residents living in Wokingham Borough know by sharing their Coronation celebrations on the council’s Engage Wokingham website.

The Engage website features an interactive map available for borough residents to add their street parties and events to and view events nearby, helping to bring the community together for this Royal occasion.

The council is welcoming contributions from all borough residents including town councils and parishes, businesses, voluntary community sector groups, organisations, multi-faith and local groups.

To add your event to the map or to view events nearby, visit the Engage Wokingham website.

Residents need to sign up for a free account on the Engage Wokingham website and be logged in to participate in the council’s online Coronation project.