A raft of celebrations to mark the King’s Coronation have been given a major boost thanks to thousands of pounds of council cash.
More than 50 community groups, voluntary organisations, town and parish councils across North Lincolnshire will receive the funding to kickstart celebrations for the historic event.
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The Coronation is a monumental event – most people in this country have never experienced such an historic occasion.
“It is only right we help communities in every corner of North Lincolnshire to come together and celebrate.”
The grants will help fund everything from village barbecues to community tea parties, a Coronation market, a ball, bunting, a commemorative bench, village picnics and commemorative mugs for local children.
Across the region, 58 community groups will receive a share of £13,947 to organise events.
They will form part of a nationwide blockbuster bank-holiday weekend kicking off on Saturday 6 May with the Coronation of King Charles and the Queen Consort and followed by The Big Lunch – thousands of street parties – on Sunday 7 May and The Big Help Out – a day of volunteering – on Monday 8 May.
Cllr Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for rural communities, said: “The variety of events planned is fantastic, from a Coronation market in Barton, a big screen in New Holland, a silver band concert in Cadney and even a Coronation Walk in Haxey.
“Organisers across the region are pulling out all the stops to make this an event never-to-be-forgotten .”