Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 21 April 2023
NUNEATON and Bedworth Borough Council have revealed how they plan to celebrate the coronation of King Charles and Camilla ‘in style’.
On the coronation day (Saturday, 6 May), residents have been invited to party inside of Bedworth’s Miners’ Welfare Park, where the first celebration event will take place.
From 3pm to 9pm, there will be entertainment and activities, as well as a live stage, food, craft stalls, inflatable fun, a firework finale, and even a visit from the Nuneaton and Bedworth mayor, Coun. Jeff Clarke, alongside Town Crier, Paul Gough.
The day later, on Sunday, 7 May, celebrations will be held in both Nuneaton and Bulkington respectively.
Nuneaton’s much-loved Riversley Park will see a similar event to Bedworth’s will be held from 3pm to 9pm, featuring a live stage, food, craft market, inflatable fun, a visit from the Mayor and Town Crier, and firework finale in front of the park’s Museum.
In nearby Bulkington, a picnic party will be held inside the recreation ground from 2pm to 10pm, with a DJ set, hog roast, face painter, sports day, and bouncy castles.
The event will be rounded off a silent firework display as the village is decorated in red, white, and blue bows – these are the same colours as the Union Jack flag.
A Nuneaton and Bedworth Council spokesman stressed that they are still on the lookout for more acts. They said: “We are still on the lookout for more acts, so if you know of anyone, please pass on our details and get them to email.”
Council Leader for Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, Coun. Kristofer Wilson, said: “Nuneaton and Bedworth always excel at coming together as a community to celebrate national events.
“I have no doubt that the Coronation will be no exception. Yet again, residents of our borough get to be part of history. We haven’t seen an event like this for 70 years and it will be something for everyone to say that they were part of.
“The range of celebrations and activities we are putting on is designed to bring together our towns once again to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.
“I would encourage all residents to come along and see in the new reign in style.”