The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III – Celebrations in Wimborne Minster
Volunteers Information Day
Monday 8th May 2023
To celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III, Wimborne Minster Town Council are holding a “Volunteers Information Day” on Monday 8th May 2023 10.00am to 4.00pm.
In line with Buckingham Palace’s “Big Help Out” Coronation event, we want to highlight the positive impact volunteering has on our community and across the nation and help attract new volunteers.
We will be inviting local charity organisations and groups to come along and set up a stall in the town centre free of charge (in the Town Square, High Street and Minster Green) to promote the work they do within our community, encourage people to try volunteering for themselves and join the work being undertaken to support our residents.
To facilitate this event free parking arrangements and a road closure (8.00am to 6.00pm) have been put in place with Dorset Council for the day.
Stall application forms can be down-loaded from the link below or a paper copy can be obtained from the Town Council Offices at 37 West Borough, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 1LT, during office hours Monday to Friday 9.30am-1.00pm. The closing date for stall applications is Friday 21 April 2023.
For more information please contact the Town Council offices by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 01202 881655 or come to the offices between Monday to Friday 9.30am-1.00pm.
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The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III takes place on Saturday 6 May 2023. Monday 8 May 2023 has been declared a Bank Holiday to mark this historic occasion.
Thousands across the country are expected to take part in street parties on Sunday 7th May 2023 as part of the Coronation Big Lunch to mark the occasion.
If you’d like to get your friends and neighbours together for your own celebration/party then you can get all the information you need from the Government’s guide to organising street parties.
The Street Party site and The Big Lunch site have a wealth of additional information to help you plan your event.
Road closures – please scroll below to see full detail.
You won’t need to apply for a road closure if the party is on private land, such as a driveway or front garden
You shouldn’t need to produce a formal risk assessment.
You won’t need an events licence, providing you don’t sell alcohol
You won’t need a licence to play music, providing amplified music is not one of the main purposes of your event
If it is a one-off event you won’t need a food licence to serve food, but tips on food safety can be found from the Food Standards Agency.
There is no requirement to have public liability insurance, although you may choose to do so.
If you would like to request a road closure, then provided the event will involve fewer than 150 people and won’t be publicised to the general public, you can apply to Dorset Council for a temporary traffic restriction. You will need to apply by Friday 31st March 2023 and follow on the guidance on the Dorset Council page.
Please note that the link for applying for a road closure for a Coronation Street Party is the same as for very large public events on the highway, but Dorset Council has said that they will take a ‘light touch’ approach for the Coronation provided the road to be closed is not a large through road. The standard consultation document will still need to be completed and uploaded. However, it is recognised that some sections will not be applicable, and you can write N/A against stakeholders which you do not think need to be consulted depending on your proposed street closure, e.g., emergency services, taxi companies, schools and refuse collections if your party is being held on Sunday 7th May 2023.
There is no fee for the application or for the notice to be issued but there may be a cost involved in signage at the end of your road, depending on which road it is. There is no mandatory public liability insurance needed although some people may wish to take some out.