Golden Bus to Mark Coronation Events in Hyndburn

A metallic gold bus has been commissioned by Hyndburn Borough Council, in partnership with Town and District Transport Trust (TDTT), to mark the coronation of King Charles III. The bus will be a focal point of coronation activities and transport people from across the borough to various events throughout the year.

TDTT are a volunteer-led organisation, based in Accrington, who have a large collection of heritage and modern vehicles they work to preserve for future generations to enjoy.

Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE, Leader of Hyndburn Council, said:

“I am so pleased that Hyndburn Council are supporting Town and District Transport Trust and their great work through commissioning this wonderful eye-catching bus. The idea for this bus came about after the huge success of the Jubilee bus last year, which enabled thousands of people to visit the various parks and green spaces in Hyndburn. With a brilliant line-up of events already confirmed, this is another fantastic addition for what is set to be a great year ahead.”

The bus features the official emblem for the upcoming coronation alongside the royal crest, Hyndburn Council and TDTT logos.

The gold bus will feature in the official procession ceremony on Saturday 6 May 2023 for the Coronation of King Charles III. The bus will also offer transport from Hyndburn’s townships to the various events planned for 2023 /24 that Hyndburn Borough Council are thrilled to officially confirm they will be funding throughout the borough.

 Cllr Marlene Haworth, Portfolio holder for events, said:

“Not only will this bus help Hyndburn stand out in the upcoming coronation events, it will enable the events throughout the year to be more inclusive and accessible. For me, it is vital we involve all townships across the borough in the planned activities. That is why this bus will therefore be available to transport people for free to the main events and I am really looking forward to using it myself. At Hyndburn Council, we fund many events throughout the year that are free for families to attend and having this bus helps to eliminate the cost of getting there too.”

There is an exciting line-up of returning and new events set for both the central Accrington Town Centre and the borough at large. These events come in addition to the confirmed Coronation celebrations, as well as lots of activity ongoing in Accrington Market Hall throughout the year.

Residents will no doubt be pleased to the see the return of much-loved family favourites for 2023/24, including but not limited to: the Great Harwood Show, Accrington Food Festival, the Eco-Fest and the Soapbox Challenge. After such glowing feedback in previous years, Hyndburn Council are delighted to support the continuation of events that recognise and uplift the local community in a way that can be enjoyed by residents of all ages.

The Council are looking forward to sharing more information and updates within the coming months. To stay up to date with news and events for 2023, follow Hyndburn Borough Council’s website or social media channels.