Last chance for Oxford residents to apply for Coronation street parties

Published: Thursday, 30th March 2023

Oxford residents have until Friday 7 April to apply to host a street party to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.

Oxford City Council has waived the road closure charge to encourage residents and community groups to hold street parties across the Bank Holiday weekend – Saturday 6 May to Monday 8 May.

Buckingham Palace is encouraging people across the country to hold street parties and share food and fun as part of the Coronation Big Lunch on Sunday 7 May.

The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6 May, with a concert at Windsor Castle and the Big Lunch on Sunday 7 May, and the Big Help Out on Monday 8 May 2023.

Organising street parties

Oxford residents and community groups interested in holding a street party should complete the street party application form and email it to:

To ensure all the paperwork and legal notices are submitted on time, all applications to hold a street party over the Coronation weekend must be submitted no later than 5pm on Friday 7 April 2023.

The City Council has waived the road closure charge for small community events (£16), but charges for large events, commercial events, and those selling alcohol over the Coronation weekend will remain in place.

For more information, please visit the City Council’s Street Parties webpage.

More information about organising a street party is available on the Government’s website and the Street Meets website. You can also add details of your street party to the interactive map on the Coronation event’s website.

“The coronation of a new monarch will, for many of us, be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and there’s no better way of celebrating the occasion than sharing food and drink with friends and neighbours.

“We have tried to make the process of organising a street party, including the closure of the road, as simple as possible, so please do get in touch and we will try to help make sure you have everything you need to celebrate this historic occasion.”

Councillor James Fry, the Lord Mayor of Oxford