Saturday 6th May
The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May 2023.
Sunday 7th May
Horley Town Council's celebrations for the
Coronation of King Charles III
To celebrate this historic occasion Horley Town Council are planting a tree in His Majesty's honour.
Come along to the planting ceremony at 2:30 pm on Sunday 7th May in the Memorial Garden in Horley Recreation Ground.
We will also be hosting an afternoon tea/picnic on Sunday 7th May between 2 pm and 4 pm at The Cafe in Horley Recreation Ground.
Bring your picnic blanket and folding chairs and come and join us
Other local celebrationsFrom a cuppa with a neighbour to a full-blown street party, the big lunch will bring millions together in their communities to celebrate. In 2022, 17.2 million people took part in The Big Jubilee Lunch, as part of the official celebrations for our late Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The most valuable and powerful thing we have is our communities and the Coronation Big Lunch provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate that, and let's face it who doesn't like to have a great lunch and a good natter with friends! If you're thinking of organising a street party or an event that involves a road closure you will need to submit an application to Reigate & Banstead Borough Council by no later than 25th March. Don't forget to put your event on the Coronation street party map here
Monday 8th May
From rolling up your sleeves to help a local group, to supporting some of the UK’s best-known national charities, the Big Help Out on Monday 8 May will give everyone an opportunity to join in.
Community Volunteering is an important part of the UK’s story, from Air Raid Wardens during the Second World War to over 12 million of us who stepped forward during the pandemic. Now thousands of organisations – big and small – are getting together to mark The King’s Coronation by giving everybody the chance to try volunteering for themselves and make a difference in their community. The Big Help Out starts on Monday 8th of May and we need as many of you as possible to get involved.
The Big Help Out starts on Monday 8th of May and we need as many of you as possible to get involved. From March 20th The Big Help Out website will have a full list of the opportunities on offer, and ways for individuals, volunteer organisations and businesses to help.
If you are a volunteer-involving organisation here’s how you can help:
- Start planning your events for May 8th and beyond. Maybe it's some taster sessions to help people experience what you do, or something special for the day. Let us know on the link below
- Spread the word. Make sure you tell your networks to save the date – Monday 8th May - and check back on 20th March for social media, posters and much more.
- Share other opportunities to volunteer using the link below.
- Register here with your events and opportunities
If you are a business, individual or other organisation that would like to get involved, make sure you save the date, tell your networks and check back on 20th March when you can sign up, and spread the word!