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Over 3,000 celebrate coronation in Calverton sunshine

"Thousands of cakes, crisps, chocolate, donuts, and drinks were all handed out to the estimated 3,200 crowd free of charge." 


On Sunday (7) Calverton Parish Council (CPP) joined the national Coronation celebrations and organised a mass picnic in William Lee Park. 

The event was attended by over 3,000 partygoers following similar successful events delivered by CPP at the Christmas lights switch on (Part II) and last year’s very successful and well-received Jubilee picnic.

Cllr. Andy Meads (CPP Chairman and co-organiser) told Gedling Eye that a last-minute grant from a special National Lottery fund, helped the council afford to pay for everything.

He said: “It was all free for residents including bouncy castles, a giant slide, a 100 ft obstacle course, a climbing wall, fairground ride, and wipe out game.

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(Photographs courtesy of Cllr. Andy Meads)

“As part of the grant bid they also agreed to use some of the money to purchase three high-quality gazebos that they can use for future events.

“Thousands of cakes, crisps, chocolate, doughnuts, and drinks were all handed out to the estimated 3,200 crowds, again free of charge. 

“A free face-painter along with the Gedling play forum who helped make crowns kept the younger kids busy. 

“The weather was also great with not so much as a drop of rain.” 

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The event was organised by members of Calverton Parish Council, including Andy Meads(chairman), Dean Curwood (vice chairman), Lorraine Brown, Louise Kopryko, and Joan Inger.

Further details about Caverton Parish Council can be accessed on their website

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  1. So Billionaire wants a vanity coronation costing the tax payer £200 million plus in a very real cost of living crisis.
    Something is very wrong here.


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