Bedfordians have until end of March for Coronation street party applications

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Bedfordians across the Borough have just a few days left to apply for a street party to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.

The Coronation will take place on Saturday, 6 May 2023 and there will be a weekend of celebrations, including the Big Lunch on Sunday, 7 May and the Big Help Out on Monday, 8 May.

Individuals, neighbourhoods and community groups can apply to hold a street party on either of these dates, with Bedford Borough Council waiving fees for applications.

They’ll also provide practical advice to guide applicants through the process of planning their Coronation street party.

Applications can be sent to by 1 April 2023 to request a street closure.

Mayor Dave Hodgson (Liberal Democrats) said: “The Coronation of King Charles III is going to be a very special national event, and we want as many people as possible to take part in the celebrations.

“Street parties are a fantastic way for communities to gather together, and celebrate the Coronation over this long bank holiday weekend.

I’m delighted we have been able to waive the application fee for holding a street party, enabling people to close their street for the day and come together, celebrating right on their doorsteps with neighbours, friends and families.”

For guidance including tips, ideas, advice and support on organising a street party, visit You can also find out more about joining in with the Coronation at

The waiving of street party fees applies to residential streets only, it does not apply to traders seeking to close high streets.