Graphic showing the King's Coronation logoLytchett Matravers’ King’s Coronation Weekend  Sunday 7th May, from 2-7pm: The Big Coronation Picnic

Bring your picnic and join us for an afternoon to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.

Based upon the success of last year’s Big Jubilee Picnic, we are running a very similar event. All you need is to bring a picnic, a comfy chair, and maybe a gazebo.

The outline plan includes entertainment in the form of singing and dancing from 2pm, with a full stage and sound system to ensure a good experience for everyone. We will have a pop-up bar in the Sports Pavilion and hopefully a BBQ. For the younger members of the village, we will have face painting and crown making and are currently looking to get a bouncy castle.  We will also have the Village Hall available. If you are a musician, singer or band and would like to perform at our party please get in touch. If you fancy setting up a stall for teas, coffees and/or cakes, or have any other ideas, please get in touch.

Image showing details of the Coronation activitiesIf you are thinking of having your own street party over that weekend, you will need to apply to Dorset Council for a road closure notice. These need to be submitted by Friday 31st March 2023. They have said that if there are too many activities choosing a similar time, they may decline your application if they think that it will cause unacceptable disruption.

Monday 8th May 2023 The Big Help Out

Our village already benefits from an amazing amount of voluntary work, with people running the Sports Club, the Village Hall, WI, Churches Together, the Guerrilla Gardeners, not forgetting the Parish Councillors themselves and there are many others.

One project that requires new volunteers is the Lytchett Matravers Youth Hall project.  We are aiming to run the Youth Club two evenings a week from the summer onwards. We are working with Dorset Council and Dorset Youth to provide training and several people around the village have already volunteered to train as youth workers. But it would still be great to hear from anyone else who would like to get involved, especially any young people who would like to become volunteer Youth Leaders or be a trustee of the new Youth Club committee.

We have set up a survey to capture feedback on what young people would like to see in the Youth Hall, so if you have not already done so, please take a moment to share your thoughts directly at or via the link on the LMPC newsletter.

Lytchett Matravers’ King’s Coronation Weekend 6-8 May 2023
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