Street parties and temporary events:

Local people across Tewkesbury Borough are encouraged to stage street parties and celebrations, and to spend a day volunteering, to mark the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort, over the extended weekend 6-8 May.

Everything you need to know about how to apply for and run a local street party or temporary event in your area can be found on the Tewkesbury Borough Council website – including applying for a Temporary Event Notice, temporary road closures, and the required licensing for food and drink.

Small community events of fewer than 500 people that plan on having a licensable activity, such as serving hot food or drink between 11pm and 5am, providing entertainment or the sale of alcohol, will need to provide a Temporary Event Notice at least ten working days before the day of the event. Applications can be made through the borough council’s website and cost £21. Organisers are encouraged to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Community events will not require a food hygiene registration and one-off community events will not normally require a health and safety risk assessment unless they are organised by a professional event organiser.

Gloucestershire County Council approves road closures for street parties and events, and applications can be made directly to them. Tewkesbury Borough council accepts applications for road closures for parades and processions.

Available grants:

The borough council is providing grants of up to £1,000 to support activities that reduce social isolation and improve mental and physical wellbeing, including long-term activities that relate to the King’s Coronation.

Community groups, including faith groups and sports clubs, as well as not-for-profit organisations that work with communities in Tewkesbury Borough, such as registered charities and town and parish councils, can apply on the borough council website.

Big Help Out volunteering:

The Big Help Out on Monday 8 May will give everyone an opportunity to join in and lend a hand to local community groups, organisations and charities. Local charities are encouraged to get signed up to The Big Help Out website. Go Volunteer Glos provides the widest choice of volunteer opportunities across Gloucestershire and is another way the public can find out about volunteering and get involved.

Leader of Tewkesbury Borough Council and Lead Member for Economic Development Cllr Bird says: “We want to bring communities together during the long weekend of celebrations and we encourage community groups to apply early for Temporary Events Notices, or the road closures they need to run street parties or Coronation Big Lunches in their local area.

“Volunteering is already a hugely important and valued part of our communities. The Big Help Out is an opportunity to say thank you to all our volunteers across Tewkesbury, and to encourage more people across the borough to give volunteering a go.”

For more information about how to organise local events, including statutory obligations, get involved in volunteering opportunities and apply for grants, visit

For media enquiries please contact Olivia Kempsey, Communications Officer, on or 01684 272120.

To find out more about the Coronation of King Charles III and how to get involved, visit:

Weekend events:

  • The Coronation Ceremony will take place on Saturday 6 May at Westminster Abbey in London.
  • Sunday 7 May will see a Coronation Concert performed at Windsor Castle.
  • Coronation Big Lunches are encouraged all weekend from 6-8 May.
  • Monday 8 May is a special bank holiday that gives everyone the opportunity to join in with their communities and good causes through Big Help Out activities.

For more information about the Big Help Out, on Monday 8 May 2023, please visit:

For more information about Go Volunteer Glos, please visit:

Category: Community Licensing