Enfield celebrates King Charles III Coronation, 2023
We would like to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers, residents, organisations and groups who organised and delivered so many fantastic street parties, events, activities and volunteering opportunities over the Coronation weekend. It has been wonderful to see our communities come together to celebrate and support one another.
Commemorative tree planting
15 new ‘King Oak’ trees were planted to commemorate the Coronation in parks across the borough. In addition, a new tree will be planted for every new baby born on Coronation day. If your baby was born on Coronation day and you would like to plant a tree in their honour, please complete a form when registering your child’s birth at the Registrar Office on Gentlemen’s Row.
For pictures, see Commemorative tree planting.
Big lunch celebrations
There were 60 resident-led street parties and events happening across the borough, supported by small grants from Enfield Council.
For pictures, see Coronation street parties.
In our libraries
Our libraries ran royal themed art and writing competitions showcasing some impressive talent from across the borough. The winners will be announced very soon.
Big Help Out at Forty Hall
Led by Friends of Forty Hall, 14 volunteers participated in a planting and pruning day in Forty Hall’s Walled Garden on Friday 6 May.
For pictures, see The Big Help Out at Forty Hall.
Epic Family Fun Day at Millfield Theatre
Over 1000 people attended a fabulous Coronation family fun day on Saturday 6 May and enjoyed live music and performance from Platinum Performing Art Students, a petting zoo, fair rides, DJ’s, arts, crafts, dressing up and so much more. The event raised money for MacMillan Cancer Support.
For pictures, see Family Fun Day at Millfield Theatre.
At the Dugdale Arts Centre
Dugdale Arts Centre celebrated by running a Crown Making Workshop led by Tiger Monkey, screened a live broadcast of the Coronation, hosted a special exhibition curated by Duke of Edinburgh Award students (which you can still visit until 14 May), and the EnFood Café served a Coronation themed menu.
For pictures, see Coronation celebrations at the Dugdale Arts Centre.
Big Dig, Big Help Out events
Friends of Bury Lodge and Broomfield Park ran volunteering wildflower planting and pruning days on 3 May and 8 May.
Big lunch extravaganza at the Market Place
Organisations and charities including Enfield Christmas Parade of Lights, Age UK, The Old Enfield Charitable Trust, MHA Communities North London, and the Cooking Champions delivered a fantastic big lunch with live entertainment for local communities on Sunday 7 May.
For pictures, see Coronation celebrations at Enfield Market.
Big Help Out volunteering showcase at the Market Place
Charities and volunteering organisations including St John’s Ambulance, Enfield Scouts and Girl Guides, RAF Cadets and Whitewebbs Museum of Transport came together to showcase what they do and encourage more local people to volunteer.
Best dressed house and Best dressed business competition winners
Congratulations to David and Karen Fortune and Emma Claire Hair and Beauty Spa, who have been selected by the Mayor of Enfield as winners of the Best dressed house and Best dressed business competitions. The Mayor was impressed with the scale, colour and vibrancy of their decorations. Both winners will be treated to a Coronation themed tea for two at EnFood, Dugdale Arts Centre.
The Mayor was also impressed with Bridgewood Residential Care Home’s entry for Best dressed house, and will visit residents and present them with a certificate in recognition of their fun and creative decorations.
Thank you to all who entered and to everyone for sharing images of their street party celebrations over the Coronation weekend.
Best dressed house
Best dressed business
Emma Claire Hair and Beauty Spa
Bridgewood Residential Care Home