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Coronation Celebrations – Set to Cost Weymouth Town Council Eye Watering £25,000

Jake Brewer

ByJake Brewer

Mar 6, 2023

The coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as king and queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 6 May 2023, at Westminster Abbey.

Weymouth Town Council is set to put on 3 days of celebrations. The celebrations will cost the town council in the region of £25,000.

Two initiatives have already been agreed upon, costing £4000:

  • Tree for local schools
  • Small grants available for community celebrations (up to £350)

£4,000 was allocated from the Services Events Reserve, leaving £21,000 available for other projects.

Activities will likely include (subject to Full Council Approval):

  • Coronation Concert on Beach – a budget requirement of around £8,200
  • Seafront firework display – a budget requirement of £6,000
  • Coronation Big Help Out / Clean up grants -a budget requirement of £1,000

The Services committee agreed that the required budget for the celebrations is derived from the Services Events Reserve of £21,000.

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