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

Jake Brewer By Jake Brewer Mar6,2023
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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.

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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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