With the coronation of King Charles III and a bonus bank holiday just around the corner, Sheffielders are getting ready to celebrate in style. From Hillsborough to Norton Lees, and Handsworth to Fulwood, Sheffield City Council has revealed a list of 31 streets that have applied for road closures for street parties over the long weekend, from Saturday May 6, to Monday, May 8.
King Charles III's coronation will take place on Saturday, May 6 at Westminster Abbey in London. The service will be televised live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, and will be available to watch in many countries across the globe as households come together to watch the historical moment. The public are being urged to adopt a community spirit by getting involved in events around them – from volunteering activities to partying with the neighbours.
If there’s no street party near you, don’t despair. There will be events taking place in the city for the public to join in with, many of which have been posted on an interactive map on the government’s coronation website. Sheffield Council has also arranged its own royal event at the Peace Gardens in the city centre on the Saturday from 10am to 6pm, and the Sunday, from 3pm to 10pm, including a big screen, food stalls and entertainment for the whole family.
Pubs, bars and clubs across England and Wales will also be able to stay open for an extra two hours on the Friday and Saturday to help you make the most of the coronation weekend.
Here is the full list of road closures and street parties in Sheffield over the bank holiday weekend: