Several roads in North East Lincolnshire will be closed to support celebrations and street parties for the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.
The Coronation will take place on the morning of Saturday 6 May at Westminster Abbey, London. Tens of thousands of people are expected to visit the capital city to experience this unique and historic occasion, with millions more watching from home, across the UK and around the globe.
Between Saturday 6 May to Monday 8 May, a number of road closures will be in place as communities in North East Lincolnshire come together to celebrate.
There will be a small road closure on Alexandra Road, from Yarra Road junction up to Sea View Street mini roundabout, on Saturday 6 May. Organised by the Armed Forces Major Events Team (AFMET), people are invited to celebrate from 3.30pm on Saturday 6 May at The Knoll in Cleethorpes. There will be live music and fireworks. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a picnic.
Waltham Windmill will also be celebrating on Sunday 7 May, between 11am and 3pm, with train rides, face painting, ice creams, picnics and more. No vehicles will be allowed on site.
The following streets will also be closed for street parties:
Saturday 6 May
- Bassett Road, Cleethorpes
Sunday 7 May
- Crowhill Avenue, Cleethorpes
- Signhills Avenue, Cleethorpes
- Woodsley Avenue, Cleethorpes
- St Mathew’s Road, Humberston
- Achille Road, Grimsby
- Sanctuary Way, Grimsby
Monday 8 May
- Reston Court, Cleethorpes
Ways to get involved:
According to the official resources on coronation.gov.uk, there are many ways you can get involved and learn about this historic event:
- Download the official Coronation Playlist from Spotify
- Have a go at some of the Coronation themed recipes available from the official website, including a strawberry and ginger trifle and a roast rack of lamb.
Here’s some other ideas for younger children to have a go at:
- Create crafts – Children can create crafts such as crowns, flags, or banners to celebrate the Coronation. They can use coloured paper, paint, and stickers to create unique designs.
- Dress-up – Children can dress up as kings, queens, or princesses to join in the celebrations. Parents can use materials like cardboard, glitter, and fabric to make costumes.
- Learn about British History – Children can learn about the history of the British monarchy by reading books, watching documentaries or movies about the previous Coronations.
- Host a tea party – A tea party is an excellent way to celebrate the Coronation with children. Parents can organise a tea party and include traditional British snacks such as scones and cucumber sandwiches.
- Plan to watch the Coronation – Children can watch the Coronation ceremony live on television or online.
- Create a time capsule – Children can create a time capsule to remember the Coronation in the future. They can include pictures, newspaper clippings, and any other items that remind them of the Coronation.
Officially, throughout the UK, Coronation Big Lunches will bring communities together on 7 May, and Big Lunch packs for residents are available to download from the Big Lunch website, www.edenprojectcommunities.com/the-big-lunch. This contains great ideas on planning a big lunch, ideas for “food flags”, human bingo games and conversation starters.
The weekend of celebrations will end with the Big Help Out on 8 May, which will highlight the impact of volunteering. This will encourage people to get involved with activities run by local community groups, organisations and charities. Organisations wanting to join in can sign up at https://thebighelpout.org.uk.