Tory Council Urged To ‘Up Its Game’ Over Coronation Plans

Plymouth Labour are calling on the Conservative-run administration to “up their game” over the city’s Coronation plans.

King Charles III and Queen Camilla’s coronation will take place on Saturday 6 May 2023 and Monday 8 May will be a special Bank Holiday.

“It’s less than 80 days to go until the Coronation,” said Cllr Tudor Evans OBE. “It’s extremely disappointing that we haven’t heard a single thing from them yet.

“We saw how our communities came together in huge numbers to celebrate the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee last year.

“As yet there has been nothing from the Conservative council about arrangements to support Plymothians who might want to have street parties or, indeed, what the council itself is planning to do to mark this auspicious occasion.

“To be frank the council’s marking of the Jubilee was pretty lacklustre and the people of Plymouth deserve better with the marking of this incredibly special event which is why we are calling on them to up their game.

“The Conservatives running the council need to tell us as soon as possible what their plans are so as many people in our city as possible can take part in the way they want to.”

Earlier this week the official Coronation emblem – drawing on the four home countries of the United Kingdom and their symbols – was revealed. 

“With the unveiling of the emblem, excitement is beginning to build,” said Cllr Evans, who is a Ham ward councillor.

“We really need the council to give us an idea of what we can expect over the Coronation weekend.”