Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III 

Let's celebrate this historical event as a community! 

The Coronation of His Majesty The King will take place on Saturday 6th May, 2023 at Westminster Abbey, London, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. 
The Ceremony will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside The Queen Consort. The Coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry. 
We are encouraging the Ripley Township to come together as a community to hold a celebration. Whether it be a party at your home, or in your garden or a street party, like in the good old days! 
We are thrilled to announce that we have allocated funding to community groups to organise celebrations in the Ripley Township. Please see below for more details. 

Planned events in the Ripley Township 

Saturday 6th May 2023 

The Coronation of His Majesty The King 

The Coronation Ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, London, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. 
However, we will have our own celebrations in the Ripley Township. 
Please see below. 

Monday 8th May 2023 

The Big Help Out 

The Big Help Out will be held on Monday, 8th May 2023 and is being organised by The Together Coalition and a wide range of partners such as The Scouts, the Royal Voluntary Service and faith groups from across the United Kingdom. The Big Help Out will highlight the positive impact volunteering has on communities across the nation. 
In tribute to His Majesty The King's public service, The Big Help Out will encourage people to try volunteering for themselves and join the work being undertaken to support their local areas. The aim of The Big Help Out is to use volunteering to bring communities together and create a lasting volunteering legacy from the Coronation Weekend. 

Sunday 7th May 2023 

Band on Crossley Park, Ripley 

Derby Hospitals Band will be playing on Crossley Park on Sunday 7th May 2023. Please see above for details. 

The Coronation Big Lunch  Neighbours and communities across the United Kingdom are invited to share food and fun together at Coronation Big Lunches on Sunday 7th May 2023, in a nationwide act of celebration and friendship.  From a cup of tea with a neighbour to a street party, a Coronation Big Lunch brings the celebrations to your neighbourhood and is a great way to get to know your community a little better. 

Local events celecrating the King's Coronation 

Ripley Town Council have given grants to the following groups to enable them to organise celebrations for our local community 
Butterley United Cricket Club poster
Marehay Community Trust poster
Nether Heage poster
Crossley Park event

Tips for organising a street party 

This guide provides information on road closures, charges, playing music, insurance and fundraising – alongside links to organisations who offer further support. It also addresses some of the popular myths surrounding street parties. 
You can use the application form on the website to let your local council (Amber Valley Borough Council / Derbyshire County Council) know about your plans and apply for a road closure. 
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