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Bury St Edmunds Round Table gets strong support from town council for its idea to organise event to celebrate King Charles' coronation





Bury St Edmunds Round Table has received strong support from Bury St Edmunds Town Council for its idea to organise a community event to celebrate King Charles’ Coronation.

The Round Table, which runs the popular annual fireworks display, will look to ask for £15,000 from the town council next month for an afternoon tea style event in the Abbey Gardens, in Bury St Edmunds, on Sunday, May 7 – the day after the coronation.

The organisers of the proposed event have said it will be a free to enter, bring your own picnic occasion with stalls from Bury businesses selling food and drink. There would also be games and funfair rides for small children.

Bury St Edmunds Round Table is hoping to organise a free to enter picnic event to celebrate the King's coronation. Picture: Mecha Morton
Bury St Edmunds Round Table is hoping to organise a free to enter picnic event to celebrate the King's coronation. Picture: Mecha Morton

Following the picnic, there will be a screening of the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle where people can set up deckchairs or blankets for a proms-style evening.

It is also hoped there will be a light display projected on to St Edmundsbury Cathedral or the Abbey Gate.

Town councillor Jo Rayner said at the meeting: “I’m really supportive of this idea and working together. I’m not uncomfortable with the amount suggested. I think the idea is a good one.”

Ryan Wilson-Lane, of Bury St Edmunds Round Table who is one of the people organising the event, said everyone at the town council was supportive.

Cllr Tom Murray's main concern was the Great British weather.