Residents Invited to Join Weekend of Coronation Celebrations
To celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III on Saturday 6 May 2023, Dacorum Borough Council will be hosting a weekend of events in Gadebridge Park.
On Saturday 6 May, there will be a live screening of the Coronation ceremony, together with entertainment for all the family including Coronation-themed arts and crafts, a mini petting zoo, face painting, fairground rides and crazy golf. There will also be a range of interactive entertainment to keep everyone amused including stilt walkers, balloon modelling and bubble fun. A range of food and drink will be available, provided in partnership with Hemel Old Town Market.
On Sunday 7 May, the Old Town Market will be open from 11am-3pm. From around 4pm onwards there will be family films on the big screen in Gadebridge Park, followed by a live screening of the Coronation concert from Windsor. A range of food and drink stalls will be available, provided in partnership with Hemel Old Town Market.
Event timings for both days are still being finalised as the times for the Coronation ceremony on Saturday, and Coronation concert on Sunday have not yet been released. Further information and the latest timings for the events will be shared on the Council’s social media channels and website: www.dacorum.gov.uk/coronation.
The Coronation weekend is also a great opportunity for friends and neighbours to get together for a street party. The Council has produced some guidance for residents wishing to hold a street party which is available on their website: www.dacorum.gov.uk/coronation-street-parties.
Residents wishing to have a street party or event on a public road will need to get permission to close the road. Road closures in Dacorum are processed by Hertfordshire County Council (HCC). The deadline to apply for permission is Sunday 26 March. Further information is available on HCC’s website: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/highways-roads-and-pavements/changes-to-your-road/street-parties-and-special-events.aspx.
Cllr Julie Banks, Portfolio Holder for Communities said: ‘I am delighted that we will be hosting these events for friends and families to celebrate this historic occasion in the beautiful setting of Gadebridge Park. I hope that residents will also take the opportunity to get together with their communities to enjoy street parties over the Coronation weekend.’
For further information about the Council’s Coronation events and guidance on organising a street party, please see: www.dacorum.gov.uk/coronation.
Keep an eye out for details of local events in Berkhamsted and Tring!