This year the UK will mark the Coronation of King Charles III with a three-day bank holiday weekend from Saturday 6 May to Monday 8 May 2023.
The Coronation gives local communities within the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead a great opportunity to celebrate with a wide range of events – including traditional street parties.
This information will help you organise your party, so it meets all the legal requirements – and leave you free to enjoy the day!
How can I celebrate?
- Join a Community Celebration
Take a look at Make Maidenhead facebook page and Visit Windsor facebook page to see what’s on locally!
- Enjoy a Coronation Picnic in the Park
Do some baking, pull out the picnic basket and blanket and join your friends. Please enjoy your celebrations responsibly - BBQs are not permitted in any of the parks and open spaces and there are No Alcohol Zones in parks.
- Hold an informal Street-Meet
A Street-Meet is a celebration without closing your road. Pick a practical and safe area in the street to have a get-together. On a driveway, parking area, or front garden as it is on private land or on wide pavement or grass verge.
The key thing is that the residents effected are happy with the arrangement with the area closed, access and parking etc, and that they understand that this is informal. Make sure children and pets? are safely away from any vehicles.
The event may be more basic and fewer people might come, but easier and still worth it.
- Get together for a Street Party
A Street Party is organised by and for all residents in one or two small streets, without external publicity. A legal road closure is required for a street party.
- Run a Coronation Event
A Coronation event is a larger scale street party which would require a closure of a classified road, closure of multiple roads or is on a bus route. Road closures are required to hold a Coronation Event.
These larger scale events are best suited to skilled organisers and require more planning and paperwork than a simple Street-Meet or Street Party.
Is a Street Party or Coronation Event right for us?
Having a street party is easier than you may think, and it will definitely be worth it.
By ‘street party’ we mean one that is organised by and for all residents in one or two small streets, without external publicity.
A wider public event in more streets needs extra arrangements.
Here is the difference to help you decide what is right for you:
|Private Street Party||Larger Public Events|
|For residents / neighbours only||Anyone can attend|
|Publicity to residents only||External publicity outside the street, online and posters|
|Public liability insurance not needed (but is recommended)||Public liability insurance needed|
|Closure of residential road only||Closure of multiple or major roads, through routes or bus routes|
|License not needed if music is incidental,
and no alcohol sold
|Licence needed such as Temporary Event
Do I need a road closure and what are the costs?
Street parties and coronation events require a road closure – details can be found below.
The deadline for submission of all road closures relating to the Coronation is 4pm on Friday 17 February 2023.
|Type of event?||Description||Is a road closure application needed?||Cost|
|Street Meet||No road closure needed, celebrations taking place on front lawns etc. off the highway.||No||Free|
Closing a non- classified road
(E.g., A cul-de-sac or a road that is not part of a bus route, classified road, or multiple roads)
Closing a classified road
(Those with a single letter, which represents the road's category and a subsequent number) or roads that are part of a bus route or
Plus all associated costs including advertising.