,On Sunday 7 May, communities from around the Borough of Broxbourne gathered to celebrate the King’s Coronation, with residents bringing their parties to life with music, food, bunting and flags.
The Council made many of the street parties possible through the Coronation Big Lunch Funding which awarded up to £500 to qualifying local individuals and groups responsible for organising the events. Ten parties were funded by the Council including one in Salwey Road with 53 guests, one in Elderbeck Close with over 80 participants, one in Limes Road with 100 attendees and one in Carleton Road where Sir Charles Walker, MP was one of 200 guests. Funding also enabled the Cheshunt and Waltham Cross Girl Guiding District to put on coronation parties for Rainbows and Brownies in Flamstead End and Waltham Cross.
The Council hosted a Coronation Festival at Cedars Park and worked closely with Love Hoddesdon for a Coronation Street Party in Hoddesdon to which thousands of people attended over the course of the day.
The Mayor of Broxbourne Borough Council, Councillor Paul Seeby said: “I am delighted with the way Broxbourne has turned out to show support for His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen to celebrate their coronation. This is definitely an occasion that will go down in the history books!”
The Council also awarded prizes of £250 to the ‘best dressed’ house, business and school in the Borough. 73 Friends Avenue in Cheshunt was deemed to be the best decorated house whilst Tiny Toes Nursery in Ware Road, Hoddesdon won the business category. Dewhurst St Mary C.of.E Primary School in Churchgate, Cheshunt won the school category.
The Council also honoured the King’s passion for the environment through gifts of seed bombs and bird boxes to primary schools in the Borough.
The bank holiday Monday was marked by The Big Help Out, making it a day dedicated to volunteering, one of the King’s priorities intended to create a lasting legacy of communities coming together for a greater good.
The Coronation is still being celebrated across the Borough with a photo competition which encourages aspiring photographers of all abilities to participate and capture how the Borough celebrated the coronation of King Charles III. The winning entry will receive two tickets to a show of choice at the Spotlight in Hoddesdon.
To enter the photo competition, residents have to email their photographs to email@example.com with the subject ‘Coronation Photo Competition’ by Monday 22 May 2023. Entries have to be accompanied by full name and address, as well as the photo location.
For more information about coronation activities visit www.broxbourne.gov.uk/corornation