Residents across Ealing are set to join the nation from 6 May 2023 to 8 May 2023 with street parties, large park events and more happening to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.
A series of special events for all ages will be taking place at Walpole Park, Acton and Northala Fields.
On the day itself of the coronation on 6 May 2023 from 10.30am to 10pm, Walpole Park will be screening the coronation and partake in a variety of food and drink as well as a kids funfair and a grand finale with fireworks.
There will also be live musical performances from a variety of artists and performers including Shir (a mixture of Jewish, Middle Eastern and Klezmer Music), Ealing Rock Choir, Latino artist Rene Alvarez and his band, and Southall’s Nishi Malhotra leading her group.
Admission is free to but tickets need to be reserved in advance. To book tickets, click here.
Also on the same day, events will be happening in Acton and Northolt. At Acton Park and Northala Fields, between 6pm and 10pm there will be food and drink as well as fireworks for residents to enjoy.
Ealing Council leader, Councillor Peter Mason said: “The King’s coronation will be a special moment, and a wonderful opportunity for everyone to come together. Communities had such a wonderful time celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee last year. I hope you will take advantage of the chance to do so again this year to mark this historic event.”
As well as the large events happening on coronation day, on bank holiday Monday (8 May 2023), street parties will be taking place across the borough.
Speaking to EALING.NEWS, an Ealing Council spokesperson said: “We have had an excellent response so far, and have had 191 applications for street parties.”
The council spokesperson added: “Of the 191 applications received, so far 11 have been declined, 7 for highways management/safety reasons such as the knock-on impact of prior applications that have been accepted, where through roads or emergency access routes are affected, or other factors such as TfL/transport routes, and 4 as either duplicate applications were received or they were not on the adopted highway.”
Ealing Council said that on the application forms, residents were advised of the situations in which roads could be closed and that not all applications would be accepted due to access requirements. It explained that, street parties need to “Take place on a residential street or residential area like a green – there can be no bus routes, shop fronts or businesses that will be affected and your street cannot be a through route for traffic.”
Among those declined was an application to close Elthorne Park Road. Residents contacted EALING.NEWS to say they had got an email saying: “After careful consideration by our events and highways team, it has been assessed that the impact on the surrounding areas is too great to enable a street party to take place.”
The council spokesperson explained to EALING.NEWS: “Elthorne Park Road is a key link between Northfield Avenue and Boston Road and must be kept clear for emergency services and for residents’ access in the area.“
To help residents organise a street party for King Charles III Coronation, Ealing Council like many other councils removed the fee to close roads. It has also offered up to £150 per street for organising a party. While, not all local councils are offering any contribution towards putting on a street party, neighbouring borough Hounslow is offering £500 per street for a party in its borough.