What should Melksham do for the Coronation?

February 9, 2023

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With the Coronation of King Charles III in May, Melksham Town Council are looking forward to celebrating with the community in Melksham.

With so many ways to celebrate, the Events Working Group of Melksham Town Council are keen to find out how the people of Melksham want to commemorate the historic occasion.

There are many ideas including street parties, picnics, live screenings and a 5kcommemorative run or walk to celebrate the occasion. Further suggestions also include Morris Dancing, shop widow competition, fancy dress competition, confetti battle, bug hotel making, classic car rally and a royal afternoon tea.

Chair of the Events Working Group, Councillor Tom Price, said, ‘I am extremely excited to see Melksham’s celebration of His Majesty, the King’s, coronation. Melksham has a long standing history of delivering some phenomenal events that have only been made possible with the support from our local businesses, countless community groups and a truly staggering number of volunteers pulling together. I can’t wait to see our community, once again, come together and give the people of Melksham an exceptionally spectacular event whilst joining the rest of the world in celebrating our King’s coronation.’

A short survey has been set up to ask residents of Melksham what they would like to see, so that Melksham Town Council can focus on the most popular elements of the celebration.

To fill in the survey, please click the link below. Alternatively, paper copies are available at the Town Hall and Assembly Hall. The deadline is Monday 20 February and the Events Working group look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Melksham Coronation Survey