County Council reports 'strong' response from North West Leicestershire residents who want to have Coronation party
By Ashby Nub News Reporter
16th Mar 2023 | Local News
North West Leicestershire is one of the areas showing 'strong interest' in staging a Coronation street party, according to Leicestershire County Council.
A reminder has been issued that there is only a few days left for individuals, groups and organisations to take up the county council's offer of free road closure applications for street parties being held to mark the Coronation of His Majesty the King in May.
The deadline for applications is Friday, March 31.
The council says that, so far, nearly 80 applications have been received with 'strong interest from the Charnwood, Market Harborough, north-west Leicestershire and Hinckley and Bosworth areas'.
The Coronation will take place on Saturday, May 6, and, across the weekend, including Monday, May 8, there will be further opportunities for people to come together in celebration of the historic occasion.
On Sunday, May 7, the Coronation Big Lunch, at which neighbours and communities are invited to share food and fun together, will take place across the country.
Ashby-based County Council leader, Nick Rushton, says the decision to waive road closure fees will help to support villages and communities who want to organise events.
Cllr Rushton said: "The King's Coronation will be an historic event for the country - and the county of Leicestershire - and we want to help people to celebrate and encourage communities to come together to mark this special occasion."
The applications for temporary traffic orders, which involve road closures if events are being held on the highway, usually cost in the region of £400 - £650.
Guidance, complete with an application form, is available HERE or by e-mailing [email protected]