On Saturday 6th May, in front of a congregation of thousands and a global broadcast of millions, His Majesty will officially be crowned King and, as the day draws nearer, attention will be turning to local authorities to prepare and co-ordinate communal events and opportunities to celebrate such a unique day for the country.
For many people, they will be witnessing the first Coronation in their lifetime, a moment that they will want to remember fondly. Because of this, local authorities will be working tirelessly to ensure the day is a special and memorable one, and we’re here to help make that a reality.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of helpful ideas and solutions that local authorities should consider before the day of the Coronation.
A Seat Fit For a King
Whilst adequate seating is vital to coping with the high numbers of expected people, it is also a great way to mark the day with something that will last, a memento of significance. There is no better way to do so than with our range of External Benches & Commercial Outdoor Seating. Expand dedicated natural green spaces, welcoming town squares and bunting laden streets with street furniture that provides comfort and class.
The Lowther™ Seat and Stanford™ Seat are quintessential solutions to public seating that offer a sense of royal elegance to mark such a special day. With the addition of a personalised worded plaque or the official coronation emblem of His Majesty (in line with the official guidelines for use), our seats and benches can be turned into a lasting tribute to the coronation for years to come.
The official emblem has been designed by internationally revered designer Sir Jony Ive KBE and his creative collective LoveFrom. The emblem was designed to symbolise the beginning of King Charles III's reign and his love of the natural world. It features the flora of four nations of the United Kingdom: the rose for England, the thistle for Scotland, the daffodil for Wales and the shamrock for Northern Ireland. These combine to form St.Edward's Crown, used for the coronation of British monarchs. The emblem is now available for use for all activities associated with the coronation including community and national events, publications, retail, and merchandising. Download all emblem files here.
Laser etched, stainless steel plaques can be added to a wide range of Glasdon seats and benches. The laser etching process offers greater flexibility for your message and the option to include simple graphics to make it stand out - with minimal maintenance, it will keep its appearance for years. When you place an order, we will produce a computer visual that will be sent to you for approval to ensure correct wording and style.
Parks are expected to be a place where large volumes of people will gather. For this, consider our range of Recycled Plastic Picnic Tables & Benches, long-lasting and low-maintenance solutions for families to enjoy the festivities. Comfortably seating up to 8 people, the Pembridge™ Picnic Table is the perfect addition to modern park designs. To accommodate wheelchair access, we also offer an alternative version with space for a single wheelchair or mobility scooter.
The inclusion of Outdoor Litter Bins will be vital in ensuring the streets remain clean and presentable all day long, becoming a vital asset on a day where vast amounts of litter is expected. Our range of Street Litter Bins are highly durable, secure, identifiable and accessible for all. With the addition of a relevant metallic finish or certain banding colour, they can coordinate with a similar style or theme of the coronation.
The Glasdon Jubilee™ 110 is the traditionally designed litter bin that offers an array of exceptional optional features, the perfect accompaniment to town centres, parks and other communal areas. Features include smoking control, aperture flap kits and even poster frames to display the desired information. With four large apertures on either side, multiple users can dispose of waste simultaneously. Its ease of access means that even the busiest of towns celebrating the coronation will be able to effectively dispose of their waste.
For city centres, reduce the need for frequent emptying with the contemporary Nexus 200 Litter Bin. This elliptical shaped bin takes up little space on the pavement to make way for pedestrians, whilst the four litter apertures allow the easy disposal of waste in and around such areas as busy shopping centres, high streets or transport hubs.
Both these examples are available in their respective recycling bin variant, see the Nexus 200 Recycling Bins and Jubilee 110 Recycling Bins. Capture and effectively sort the multiple types of waste such a busy day will bring, from aluminium cans to plastic bottles.
For designated areas expected to host large scale gatherings, like fields and other green areas, take into consideration an abundance of disposable waste. To combat these mass amounts of waste, look no further than our Commercial Wheelie Bin Housings, the large capacity solutions for areas with high footfall.
For high-capacity housing that securely contains wheeled bins in a tidy manner, the Modus Litter Housing is the hooded system available in two sizes to securely house standard commercial wheelie bins of 600, 660 and 700 litres within the Modus 770, or alternative sizes of 1,100 or 1,280 with the Modus 1280. Whilst offering high capacity waste storage, the Modus can also utilise its large panels to display advanced levels of personalisation and its wide selection of colours, moulded apertures and waste stream graphics to attract users and further increase effective waste sorting rates.
Visit our Personalisation and Branding page for more information on creating your personalised bins and helping your town remember the Coronation for years to come.
Good luck with your preparations, if you would like further advice about anything featured on this article or would like to discuss how to bring your own Coronation ideas to life, please don’t hesitate to contact our team today.