The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is inviting residents to join His Majesty The King’s Coronation celebrations this May by applying to hold street parties in their communities.
The Coronation will take place on Saturday 6 May. Events marking the Coronation will be held over the course of the weekend, including the additional Bank Holiday on Monday 8 May. Further details were announced nationally at the weekend, with communities encouraged to start planning street parties.
To ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time, the council is asking anyone wishing to hold a street party on the public highway to ensure they apply for a temporary road closure by the deadline of 4pm on Friday 17 February. Applications for temporary road closures need to be made at least 10 weeks in advance to fulfil the requirements of the Road Traffic Act 1984 regulations.
Organisers just need to follow a few steps to help organise their day.
- Check that the date of your proposed street party doesn’t clash with any other events in your area. This can be checked at www.one.network
- Please ensure you have consulted with the residents in the road, and have gained their agreement for the street party to go ahead
- You will need to provide a clear map or plan showing the extent of the proposed road closure and diversion for through-traffic. This will need to show the placement of ‘Road Closed’ and ‘Diversion’ signs. On through routes, signs giving advance warning of the event and associated road closure need to be displayed 10 days before the event
- The event organiser is responsible for providing, putting up and removing all legally-required signage. These will need to be compliant with legislation
- You will also need to provide an event management plan covering when the event is taking place and relevant contact numbers for the organiser/s, a timeline for the day, and how the area will be set up. It will also need to show when, how and who will be responsible for placing and removing the signage, how emergency vehicles will be provided access and where advance signage will be located and its design and wording
- The council will pay the legal fees for the temporary road closure
- Please consider obtaining Public Liability Insurance cover. This can be purchased for a premium of around £75 from a reputable insurance broker.
The Mayor, Councillor Christine Bateson, said: “We are enormously proud to have such a close association with the Royal Family as a borough. His Majesty’s Coronation will be a chance for communities to come together and celebrate this historic occasion. If you’re organising a street party, please submit your application for a temporary road closure as soon as possible.”
Councillor Samantha Rayner, deputy leader of the council, and cabinet member for business, corporate and residents services, culture and heritage, and Windsor, said: “Street parties are a fantastic way to mark His Majesty’s Coronation with family, friends and neighbours and we want as many people as possible to celebrate.
“Please let us know early about your plans and we will do our very best to advise you so that your party can go ahead and happen safely.”
For further details, guidance and to apply, visit https://www.rbwm.gov.uk/street-party Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
The council will be unable waive the cost of closing any classified roads (any road of A and B class) and these roads cannot be closed for street parties. Residents can still apply to close classified roads for a larger scale Coronation event, but there will be a cost associated. For details, visit https://www.rbwm.gov.uk/home/business-and-economy/licensing-and-regulation/highway-licences/apply-road-or-public-rights-way-closure
If you need to talk through your plans or need guidance on the process, please email email@example.com or call 01628 796939.