Chance to get funding boost for coronation events in Stafford 


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Communities across Stafford Borough have the chance of a funding boost to celebrate the King’s Coronation. 

Stafford Borough Council has launched the King’s Coronation Fund to help communities run events and street parties to mark the historic occasion. 

The £6,000 one-off pot has been earmarked to share with parish councils on a first come, first served basis.  

All the parish councils have been contacted and invited to apply for up to £300 to support the staging of an event or party linked to the coronation of King Charles lll. The money will be distributed to the first 20 to give details of what they want the money for - and who add their event to the official coronation calendar (link removed as no longer available.) 

Last month the borough council announced it was waiving the normal fee to close roads for residents and community groups who wanted to put on street parties over the early May Bank Holiday weekend. 

The local authority received a record number of requests for street closures for events to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of the late Queen Elizabeth ll last summer - and they have already had around a dozen applications to close roads for coronation parties. 

Councillor Frances Beatty, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Planning, said it was great to be able to help neighbours come together and mark such an important occasion. 

The Coronation ceremony for His Majesty, King Charles lll, takes place on Saturday 6 May at Westminster Abbey. Over the weekend there will be initiatives such as the ‘Coronation Big Lunch’ across the country, and a concert at Windsor in the evening, on Sunday (7th). And there’s the ‘Big Help Out’ community activity on the following day - Bank Holiday Monday. 

Councillor Beatty said: “We know there are events being organised by our fantastic community with families, friends and neighbours coming together to celebrate the first coronation of a monarch in 70 years. 

“Parish Councils are at the heart of their communities, often running a variety of events for others to enjoy, and I hope they will be able to use this extra money to enhance whatever they are organising to mark this important occasion.”  

People requesting a road closure for a ‘Coronation’ street party need to do so six weeks before the event and can find out more information from Advice on organising a street party can also be found from the Government’s website

Borough residents wanting to advertise their local events can do so at

Press Release No 6012

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