With the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort taking place in under eight weeks, we wanted to send out an update that can be shared with anyone planning events to mark the occasion. Information on the coronation is available at https://coronation.gov.uk/
The Big Lunch is an idea from the Eden Project made possible by The National Lottery, that brings millions of people together annually in June (but this year moved to coincide with the Coronation), boosting community spirit, reducing loneliness and supporting charities and good causes, with £22m raised last year. Whether it’s a full-blown street party, a picnic or a small gathering over a cup of tea and something to eat, the idea is simply to meet and have fun together over food. Event holders are encouraged to register their events and claim a free Big Lunch Pack containing invites, posters and digital resources, as well as entertainment ideas at Organise a Big Lunch | Eden Project Communities and https://www.gov.uk/government/
Further resources for councils, including a comms toolkit and shareable media and logos can be found at the_big_lunch_and_coronation_
There is an interactive event map on the main coronation webpage (Put your event on the map – Coronation of His Majesty The King & Her Majesty The Queen Consort), whereby event hosts are encouraged to share and promote their events.
Small community events such as fetes and garden parties do not normally require a licence as they are deemed to be of benefit of their neighbours or a local school. Locations that do not require road closures (local parks, green spaces, village halls, private gardens) would be preferential and would simply require permission from any landowner – Kevin Oliver can provide details, so please just email firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidance around events and the licences/applications required for events is available on www.wiltshire.gov.uk/highways-
Information about The Big Help Out is found at The Big Help Out, with further details due to be released after 20 March.