Celebrating the Coronation with community events across Hounslow

Things are ramping up for Their Majesties Coronation on Saturday 6, May. With a host of Coronation plans, including the Big Lunch on Sunday, 7 May and the Big Help Out on Monday, 8 May. 

Residents are being invited to come together to share friendship, fun and food and bring the Coronation celebrations to communities in Hounslow. 

To help residents who would like to host community-led events, Hounslow Council has waived all street party fees, and are offering grants of up to £1,000 through the Council’s Thriving Communities Fund. Residents will need to apply for funding by 9am on Monday, 17 April. Find more information on how to apply.

To celebrate community heroes, 500 volunteers will be chosen as Coronation Champions who will receive an official Coronation Champions pin, and a signed certificate from Her Majesty The Queen Consort. Nominate your Hounslow heroes for a Coronation Champion Award by Sunday, 2 April.

The Big Lunch is the community celebration to mark the Coronation of King Charles III and Camila, Queen Consort. Residents are encouraged to gather as part of this historic occasion and celebrate their connections and make new ones. Find out about everything you need to start planning a Coronation Big Lunch.

As demonstrated by the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, street parties are a great way to celebrate historical events and get to know your neighbours, build community spirit and neighbourhood fun. Apply for a street closure by Thursday, 6 AprilFind more information and download the application form.

The Big Help Out, starting on Monday, 8 May, will give everyone an opportunity to get involved in volunteering activities that make a difference to their community and local areas. Residents can join in on the work being undertaken by local groups or some of the nation’s best-known national charities. If you can spare an hour, or more, then visit The Big Help Out | Home for more information on how you can lend a hand and make a difference. 

The Leader of Hounslow Council, Cllr Shantanu Rajawat said: 

“The King’s Coronation will be a momentous occasion in our history and a time for great celebration. I am delighted the Council is once again able to support residents and celebrate voluntary groups who wish to hold an event for their local community in marking this landmark event. 

“I’m looking forward to seeing our communities come together, share food, celebrate friendships and make new ones over the weekend of special events”. 

Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities for Hounslow Council, Cllr Shivraj Grewal said: 

“From Street Parties, garden get-togethers to community events in our green spaces, there will be plenty of ways everyone can get involved in celebrating the King’s Coronation. 

“The Coronation Weekend is also an occasion to shine a spotlight on our volunteers and community groups in the borough who play an incredible role in supporting their local areas and helping our communities thrive. I hope the occasion further strengthens those values and we see more residents volunteering for the first time and join in on the action.” 

Visit the Council’s webpage to keep up to date on what’s happening across the borough and opportunities to get involved in the Coronation celebrations in Hounslow.