Breckland Council plans giant screens, banners and over £40,000 grants to celebrate King’s coronation.

Breckland Council has announced giant screens are to be installed in the district’s towns to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III with over £40,000 grant funding also set aside to help communities mark the occasion.

At the Breckland Council Cabinet meeting today (9 January) Cllr Alison Webb, Executive Member for Health & Communities, announced almost £70,000 would be made available to support a wide range of events and grants to help the local community celebrate the King’s coronation, which will take place on 6 May.

Building on the success of the Platinum Jubilee last year, a new grant scheme will see community groups and charities able to bid for up to £500 to hold local coronation celebrations. A second scheme will be available to town and parish councils to provide up to £200 in match funding to help them purchase flag poles and flags to mark this unique day.

In addition to the grant schemes, Breckland Council also outlined plans to provide each of the district’s five market towns with celebration street banners in honour of the King’s coronation. Finally, TV coverage of the coronation will be shown on large, outdoor screens which will be funded by Breckland Council. The live screening events will be funded by the council and run by either local town councils or community groups.

Cllr Alison Webb, Executive Member for Health & Communities from Breckland Council, commented: “The coronation of King Charles III will be a once in the lifetime experience and a truly historic moment in our nation’s history. We are therefore delighted to support various initiatives to bring our communities together to mark this occasion over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Further information on how local groups, charities, or local councils can access funding will be made available via our website.”

(Source: Breckland)