DEVON County Council are encouraging those residents who may want to organise a street party to mark the Coronation of His Majesty The King, to apply as soon as possible for any road closure needed.

But meanwhile, community groups are also being encouraged to apply for lottery funding, ahead of the Coronation weekend in May.

Funding is available of up to £10,000 for events and activities through the National Lottery Awards for All programme.

National Lottery Awards for All does not have a deadline, but it can take up to 12 weeks from the point of application submission to receiving funding, which means applications for the Coronation weekend should be made before the middle of February.

For more details, visit the National Lottery Awards for All website.