Community-led celebrations will be held across the district and the country over the bank holiday weekend to mark the Coronation of their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla on Saturday, May 6.
Traditional street parties will take place as well as afternoon teas and picnics in local parks and village halls, from Page Park to Bitton.
The diversity of communities will be showcased with events run by the South Gloucestershire Chinese Association, with dragon and folk dancing, while the Thornbury Guides group will take part in Coronation Capers.
A number of organisations, including Southern Brooks and groups in Easter Compton, and Hanham will also be holding volunteer recruitment events as part of The Big Help Out.
There are also themed events taking place in South Glos libraries and at the council-owned Bristol and Bath Science Park in Emersons Green, where there will be a live screening of the TV coverage of the Coronation on the Saturday.
On the Sunday, the big screen will show the Coronation Concert and attendees can take part in The Big Lunch.
A number of requests for road closures, have been approved to help communities who are organising street parties.
Any diversions required will be signposted and full details of these and other information on the Coronation can be found on the council website.
South Gloucestershire Council Chief Executive, Dave Perry, said: “Communities right across South Gloucestershire will be holding events to mark the Coronation in their own way, which I hope will help bring friends and neighbours together.
“Local people have shown such community spirit in recent years and celebrations like these are a brilliant reminder and illustration of that togetherness which makes the area such a wonderful place to be.”
Coronation events taking place in South Gloucestershire
The full list of events is set out below – for details of each event, contact the organisers directly:
- Patchway Town Council, A Coronation celebration, £850
- Friends of Page Park, Page Park Coronation Big Lunch, £1,000
- South Gloucestershire, Chinese Association Dragon dancing, Folk dancing and Taiji performance, £900
- Coalpit Heath Village Hall, King’s Coronation celebration party and afternoon tea, £500
- Alveston Community Forum, Picnic in the paddock, £1,000
- Warmley Community Garden and Signal Box Group, King Charles III Coronation Celebration, £800
- Café Compton, The Big Help Out, £1,000
- Aust Parish Council, Community Big Lunches, £900
- Bitton Village Residents’ Association, Big Lunch in the park, £1,000
- Doynton Parish Council, Village Coronation celebration, £350
- We are BS15 CIC, The Big Help at Holy Trinity Church Hall, £250
- We are BS15 CIC, The Big Help Out Hanham, £250
- We are BS15 CIC, Picnic in the park, £250
- Oldland Parish Council, The Kings Coronation Celebration, £1,000
- Christ Church, Downend, Coronation Cream Tea, £250
- Almondsbury Village Events, Almondsbury Coronation Fete, £1,000
- Marshfield Parish Council, King’s Coronation Big Lunch Street Party, £1,000
- Wickwar Social Club, Family Coronation Celebration Day, £1,000
- Patchway Community Association, Coronation Tea Party, £1,000
- Chipping Sodbury Big Lunch, Chipping Sodbury Coronation Big Lunch, £1,000
- Friends of Kingswood Park, Coronation Picnic in Kingswood Park, £484
- Bristol Revival Fellowship, Cadbury Heath Coronation Big Lunch, £600
- Yate and District Heritage Centre Trust, King’s Coronation Exhibition, £168
- St Michael’s Church, Big Coronation Picnic, £1,000
- The Friends of Alexander Hosea Primary School, Coronation Celebrations, £996
- Lyde Green Community Centre, King’s Coronation Celebration Family Fun, £1,000
- Yate Methodist Church, £350
- Rangeworthy and Bagstone, Coronation Picnic £300
- Yate Community Bike Hub, Coronation Bike Ride £500
- Oldbury on Severn Parish Council, Coronation Celebrations £1,000
- Wick and Abson Parish Council, Coronation Party in the Park, £1,000
- Pucklechurch Revel, King’s Coronation Family Disco, £750
- The Extracare Charitable Trust, King’s Coronation Celebrations, £1,000
- 5th Thornbury Guides, Coronation Capers, £1,000
- Mamas Bristol, The Coronation Party, £700
- Falfield Village Hall, Coronation Celebration, £500
- Caring for Communities and People, King’s Coronation Garden Party, £649
- Southern Brooks, Abbotswood Coronation Fayre, £400
- Southern Brooks, A volunteer recruitment fair, £420
Total – £28,117