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Melton residents shower street in community spirit to celebrate coronation

Residents of a Melton street pulled together to celebrate HM The King's coronation in true British style with a street party.

The residents were able to close Craven Street to traffic and erected gazebos and tables to throw a bash to celebrate the coronation with their community.

Residents on Melton's Craven Street hosted a Big Coronation Lunch with their neighbours and friends. Photo: NEMM

The street was decorated in red white and blue and there were also games for the street's children to enjoy and locals decorated their houses and all contributed to proceedings with each attendee donating refreshments, cakes and other treats to enjoy with their neighbours.

Residents chatted, laughed and celebrated on Sunday as part of the Coronation weekend. Photo: NEMM

The event was organised by Craven Street residents Yvonne Jarvis, Amanda Ross and Dave Ealand and donations were welcomed for charity.

Organisers Yvonne Jarvis, Dave Ealand and Amanda Ross. Photo: NEMM

Wexford House, which is located at the end of Craven Street, is a retirement accommodation complex for those have served or have spouses that have served for the RAF.

They are fundraising for a community defibrillator , a lifesaving piece of equipment for anyone suffering a cardiac arrest, and donations from todays event went towards the appeal.

Locals contributed food and drink for the event on Sunday. Photo: NEMM

Yvonne said: "It was a great success with over 150 people taking part in the celebrations. They just kept coming! It's great to celebrate the King's coronation and also raise funds for Wexford House to raise funds for their community defibrillator and once again to bring our neighbours together."

Residents from the street have previously held another street party for the Jubilee which was a fantastic get together but was restricted by Covid19 restrictions in place at the time.

Yvonne added: "We have a fabulous community in Craven Street and we care about each other. It's a real treat to not have constant heavy traffic coming down our residential street and to hear our street community enjoying each others company."

Tables were full of food and drink donated by residents of streets nearby. Photo: NEMM

The street was closed after permission was granted by Leicestershire County Council. Normally, a street party road closure would be subject to an administration fee. However, it was decided to waive the fee for all applications for the Coronation of His Majesty The King.

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