King Charles III Coronation celebrations with Barry Town Council.

King Charles III Coronation celebrations with Barry Town Council.

Barry Town Council was pleased to offer Coronation street party grants to the community, with a great uptake in interest which saw over 1,900 friends, family and neighbours apply for funding, totaling in a monetary amount of £5000 given.

The Coronation weekend saw a variety of events and reasons to celebrate – with the Coronation of King Charles III taking place on Saturday 6 May. Residents from across Barry took to the streets to celebrate, hosting tea parties and street parties.

The grants offered by Barry Town Council allowed organisers to claim £2.50 per person attending their Coronation event, whether that be a street party or community centre get-together. The grant applications were popular with residents and community groups from across Barry applying and securing funds for their celebrations.

The Mayor of Barry, Cllr Helen Payne, attended the events across the Coronation weekend visiting residents in Heol Corswigen, Evelyn Street, Dunraven Street, Canon Street, Clement Place, Coed Mawr, Newgale Close, Lydstep Road, Lower Romilly Road, Trem Y Don, Bron Awelon, Spencer Street, Wye Close and even Victoria Park Community Centre – to name but a few!

Leader of Barry Town Council, Cllr Brooks said : “I am delighted with the number of applications we received to the King’s Coronation grant scheme. It was lovely to see so many events over the Coronation weekend across the breadth of Barry, bringing friends and neighbours together to celebrate such a momentous occasion. This is another example of Barry Town Council supporting the heart of our community organisations and the residents of Barry and I look forward to the other exciting events we will be supporting over the coming year.”

The Mayor of Barry also hosted their own Coronation coffee morning at St Mary’s Church, Holton Road, on Friday 5 May. The event brought the community together, chatting with each other and the Mayor and enjoyed some light snacks and refreshments.

With an abundance of street parties, coffee mornings, shows and the Coronation itself, the weekend was definitely a memorable and fun occasion.