Chippenham communities encouraged to celebrate Coronation of King Charles III

The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6 May 2023, and we're being encouraged to get together to celebrate and mark the occasion with local events involving as many people as possible.

A special Coronation Concert will be held on Sunday 7 May 2023, whilst neighbours and communities are being encouraged to share food and fun together with the Coronation Big Lunch on the same date.

Following the allocation of an additional bank holiday on Monday 8 May, it has been dubbed as “The Big Help Out” with members of the public encouraged to volunteer within the local community.

If anyone is planning an event that needs any involvement or permission from the council, such as road closures, then relevant applications need to be submitted to the council at least eight weeks before it’s due to take place.

There can be a quick turnaround (two weeks) for straightforward applications on Wiltshire Council owned land/green spaces/parks, but due to the timescales required for statutory processes, late applications for road closures and licensable activities will not be considered. 

For events occurring in the extended Bank Holiday period (6 May – 8 May 2023), applications would ideally need to be with the council no later than 12 March 2023. 

People are also asked to consider what licensing applications they may require too, such as for particular entertainment or to sell alcohol, and to submit any applications required as soon as possible. More information can be found at

More information about the Coronation weekend can be found at