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£30,000 for Coronation celebrations

 A £30,000 fund is being made available to town and parish councils to support celebrations to mark the Coronation of King Charles III.

Wychavon will be contacting town and parish councils directly in the next few weeks to tell them how they can access the money, which can be spent on street parties and community events over the Coronation Weekend.

As well as the dedicated fund, Wychavon is also scrapping fees for road closure notices for anyone holding a street party to celebrate the Coronation.

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will be crowned on Saturday 6 May at Westminster Abbey. The following day the Coronation Big Lunch takes place where neighbours and communities are invited to share food and fun together. On the evening a special Coronation Concert will be broadcast live from Windsor Castle.

On Monday 8 May, the public are being urged to take part in The Big Help Out by volunteering or joining projects to support their local area.

Organisations and community projects that have volunteering opportunities available are being urged to register them with Wychavon who will help promote them to the public.

Cllr Rob Adams, Executive Board Member for Stronger Communities, Culture and Sport, said: "After the success of our Platinum Jubilee Fund last year which gave £15,000 to town and parish councils to support those celebrations, we've decided to double the support on offer this time.

"The Coronation Weekend is a wonderful opportunity for friends, families and communities to spend time together celebrating what will be a wonderful occasion for our nation. I also hope lots of people will take the chance to do some volunteering with some of the many wonderful voluntary and community groups we have here in Wychavon."

For more information about Coronation events in Wychavon visit www.wychavon.gov.uk/coronation.