Kirklees Council is encouraging communities to host street parties to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.

Saturday May 6 2023 is the historic date and there will be celebrations over the special three-day bank holiday weekend, May 6-8.

Kirklees residents can now apply to close their road – at no cost – over the May bank holiday weekend. Friday April 7 is the deadline for applications to allow enough time for requests to be processed.

In addition to encouraging residents to organise celebrations within their communities, Kirklees Council are also planning a number of free and low-cost events and activities for the Coronation weekend.

These include screenings of the Coronation at Huddersfield Parish Church and Dewsbury Library, live music events as part of The Bands in Parks Kirklees Year of Music project, and family-friendly activities at many Kirklees museums and libraries.

Additionally, buildings across Kirklees will be lit and flags will be flown to unify the district in celebration.

Council leader Shabir Pandor said: “This special bank holiday weekend will be a wonderful opportunity for people across Kirklees to come together to celebrate this historic event.

“For me, it’s a huge, personal honour and privilege to be leader of one of the biggest councils in the country on this magnificent national occasion.

“We know that the people of Kirklees will want to get into the spirit of the occasion and celebrate this significant event with their neighbours and communities.

“After the success of our street closure scheme for the Platinum Jubilee last year, we wanted to bring it back again to support our residents in celebrating together once more.

“I can’t wait to see all of Kirklees awash with bunting and other Coronation decorations in celebration as we come together to wish King Charles III a long and happy reign.”

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