Woking residents urged to apply for street closures ahead of coronation celebrations


Monday, 23 January, 2023

In the lead up to the Coronation of King Charles III, Woking Borough Council reminds residents who are considering hosting a street party that they will need to apply for a road closure.

The Coronation will be marked by a three-day bank holiday weekend from Saturday 6 May until Monday 8 May 2023. Residents looking to close their road for a street party over this period should apply to the council before Friday 24 March 2023.

Street parties are a great way for communities across Woking to come together in celebration of this national moment with family, friends and neighbours.

Not all street parties require a road closure. Smaller events, known as street meets, can take place without letting the council know and are often held in driveways.

Road closures are permitted by Woking Borough Council free of charge, however, organisers will need to obtain their own road closure signage at their own cost.

Cllr Saj Hussain, Mayor of Woking, said: “His Majesty The King’s Coronation Ceremony is a momentous event in our history that should be marked by community spirit that creates memories to last a lifetime.

“Due to the amount of applications we are anticipating, the council is encouraging residents to apply for a street party road closure as soon as possible.

“I’m looking forward to marking the occasion in Woking and bringing communities together to celebrate this momentous occasion.”

Groups considering holding a professionally organised public event on an open space will need to apply for hire of open space to Woking Borough Council by 24 March 2023. 

Find out more about various event requirements and apply for a street party road closure in Woking.

Keep up to date with community coronation activities and events taking place across Woking.