England planning a 263 mile feast for Coronation

England is planning 263 miles of street parties to celebrate the upcoming Coronation of King Charles III.

Analysis of road closures logged with roadworks data company one.network suggests the country will be putting out the bunting en masse over the Coronation weekend, with a total of 3,092 official street party events registered across 75 English county councils.

End to end this patriotic party would stretch almost from Westminster Abbey to Lands’ End as the crow flies, and it would take nearly three days to walk down just one side of the table.

Hampshire and Kent are paired in first place as the most celebratory counties, with 251 street official plans submitted each. BCP (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) and West Sussex tie for second place with 180 each, followed closely by Devon with 146 plans.

According to one.network’s data, the most popular celebration day of the Coronation weekend will be Sunday, with 62% of parties, followed by Saturday at 27% and Monday 11%.

James Harris, CEO of one.network, comments: “It’s fantastic to see neighbours and communities coming together to use their streets for parties to celebrate the crowning of our new King. Organising a street party is hard enough, but local councils should be given a huge hand for their great efforts in facilitating this country-wide celebration. With their hard work approving and managing road closures the country can party safely, whilst minimising disruption for road users.”

(Picture – Yay Images)


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