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Dunnington Parish Council


King Charles III Coronation 
Dunnington Village Street Party


Following the successful Jubilee event in 2022, Dunnington Parish Council will be hosting a village street party at 12pm on Sunday 7th May 2023. The event will include picnics on the green (bring your own), refreshment stalls, Live entertainment, a dog show and kids disco. The WI will be offering refreshments within Dunnington Reading Rooms. The Parish Council have allocated a small amount of funds to the event and we have also applied for a National Lottery Grant (awaiting decision).

If anyone would like to volunteer to help out on the day then please contact Jessica at


  • 11:00am | Common Road closed to through traffic (see below for details)
  • 12:00pm | Dunnington village street party begins!
  • 12:00pm onwards | Food and drinks vendors (including 66 Bistro, Dunnington Pizza, and The Cross Keys)
  • 12:00pm onwards | LIVE music (by the Route 66 bicycle)
  • 12:00pm-4:00pm | Face painting and Kids' Crown decorating (corner of Intake Lane)
  • 2:00pm | Fun dog show (on the Green by Julia's Garden - see below for details)
  • 2:00pm | Winners of the Children’s Painting Competition and the Victoria Sandwich Cake Competition announced (at the Reading Room)
  • 2:00pm | Dunnington Community Choir (at the Reading Room)
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm | WI cream teas and cakes (at the Reading Room)
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm | Kids’ disco (at the Sports Club)
  • 7:00pm | Common Road reopens

Events and timings are approximate and may be subject to change

Road Closures

Common Road will be closed between The Cross Keys public house and Dunnington Sports Club from 11:00am until 7:00pm on Sunday 7th May.

Road closures will be in place at the junctions of Common Road and Water Lane, Greencroft Lane, Greenside, and The Green (see map below).

    Local access for residents and emergency services will be maintained at all times.

    Jubilee Road Closures

    Fun Dog Show - starting 2.00pm on the Green by Julia's Garden

    Calling all dog owners! As part of the King's Coronation celebrations, we invite you to enter your precious pooch in a fun dog show!

    We know that Dunnington is a village of dog lovers and we have a range of classes for your dog to compete in!

    Free to enter and no need to register in advance. Just turn up outside Julia's Garden on the Green.

    Rosettes and certificates to be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for classes 1-8 (below), with doggy treats thrown in for class 9. For Judge's Favourite, a trophy has kindly been donated by our judge, Anne Abbiss.

    Timings and Classes for this Fun Right Royal Event

    • 2:00pm - Pup (under 1 year)
    • 2:10pm - Adult (1-7 years)
    • 2:20pm - Veteran (over 7 years)
    • 2:30pm - Best Trick
    • 2:40pm - Wagging Tail
    • 2:50pm - Most Appealing Eyes
    • 3:00pm - Dog Most Like Its Owner
    • 3:10pm - Loudest Bark
    • 3:15pm – Judge’s Favourite


    • Dogs will not be able to enter once the judging has started so please be there before the start of each class.
    • For each class dogs will be in a ring formation with the judge standing in the middle.
    • All dogs must be kept on leads and under control.
    • The judge will not handle the dogs.
    • The judge’s decision is final.

    Coronation Dog Show Poster

    Children's Painting Competition

    As part of the King's Coronation Street Party there is to be a children's painting competition. The competition is for a picture with the theme being the King's Coronation. Our judge Suzi from from Blank Canvas Art Club has kindly donated a free art lesson for each of the 2 winners from each class. The 2 runners up for each class will receive a coronation mug and pen.

    • Theme: The King’s Coronation
    • Two classes of entry: aged 4-7 and 8-11
    • Size: A4
    • Medium: Any
    • 1st Prize: A free art lesson (Prize kindly donated by Suzi of Blank Canvas Art Club)


    • All pictures must be handed into Dunnington Library by Saturday 6th May 2023.
    • Please make sure that your name and age are clearly marked on your painting, together with an adult’s email address on the back, otherwise your painting will be disqualified.
    • All pictures will be displayed in the Reading Room on Sunday 7th May 2023. Judging will take place in the morning. Winners will be announced in the Reading Room at 1:30pm.

    Coronation Painting Competition Poster

    Victoria Sandwich Cake Competition

    Celebrate the King’s Coronation by baking a Victoria Sandwich Cake - a cake that was popularised in the reign of Queen Victoria and is still a classic today. Open to everyone - no previous baking experience needed. 1st prize kindly donated by The Balloon Tree.


    • All competitors are required to bake a Victoria Sandwich Cake. 
    • In order to give everyone a fair chance of winning you must use the the WI traditional recipe, below. Copies of the recipe are also available at Dunnington Library.
    • All cakes must be brought to the Reading Room by 11am on the morning of Sunday 7th May 2023 for judging. Please make sure that you collect a cloak room ticket to accompany your entry

    Victoria Sandwich Recipe


    • 3 medium eggs weighed in their shells (probably 6oz/170g)
    • Half of the weight of the eggs in Softened Butter e.g. 3oz/85g
    • Half of the weight of the eggs in Soft Margarine e.g. 3oz/85g
    • The weight of the eggs in Caster Sugar e.g. 6oz/170g plus a little for dusting the top
    • The weight of the eggs in SR Flour e.g. 6oz/170g
    • Raspberry Jam to fill – homemade/ good quality


    1. Set oven Gas 4 or 160C (fan oven) or 180C.
    2. Grease and line the bottom of 2 20cm/8" sandwich tins.
    3. Cream butter, margarine and sugar together.
    4. Beat the eggs then gradually add to the mixture beating well each time.
    5. Sieve the flour and fold into the mixture with a metal spoon.
    6. Divide equally between the 2 tins and bake 25mins in the middle of the oven.
    7. They are ready when they are golden, shrunk from the sides of the tin and spring back when touched.
    8. Remove from the tins and fill with raspberry jam when cold to avoid jam bleeding into the cake.
    9. Put a light dusting of caster sugar on the top to finish.

    Recipe available on the WI website.

    Coronation Baking Competition Poster

    Coronation Baking Competition Recipe

    Notice of Photography

    Dunnington Parish Council is taking photos at this event that will be used for website, social media, and publicity purposes.

    If you are not happy with your image being used in this way, please contact the Parish Clerk.


    07562 333508