We are inviting communities across Devon from Tavistock to Tiverton, Bideford to Budleigh and from Ashcombe to Avonwick to apply for a free street party licence to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty The Queen Consort.
The Coronation takes place on the morning of Saturday 6 May at Westminster Abbey, and on Sunday 7 May Coronation Big Lunches will bring communities together with a special Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle.
And throughout the weekend of festivities hundreds of events, ranging from traditional street parties and lunches to Jubilee markets, fun-days, and galas, are expected with many taking place on Devon streets.
And if your community wants to hold a street party we are asking that you apply using our online basic street party application to close off your street available on our website.
You can do this for free and applications can be made for Saturday 6, Sunday 7 or Monday 8 May.
This form is for minor residential roads and cul-de-sacs only and they will be considered on an individual basis.
And if you want to apply for a street closure on a busier road applications can still be submitted by making a Special Event application. However, these usually require three months notice and they will only be approved if it’s practical. The application may incur a fee.
We expect a huge number of applications – approximately 160 street closures were granted ahead of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations last year – and if you are thinking of applying please try to do so ahead of the cut-off date on Sunday March 26.
Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said:
“The coronation of a new Monarch is a once in a generation event and we want communities to get together across Devon to celebrate. Street parties are very much part of our national identity and have been for more than 100 years, and we want communities to come together, celebrate with family and neighbours, make new friends, and have fun.
“If you want to arrange a street party in your street you’ll need let us know as soon as possible.
“Unfortunately, we are unable to approve every application and please get your application in before March 26.”