Coronation Card Competition

The Worshipful

The Mayor of Test Valley


Councillor Alan Dowden


Mayor’s Office

Beech Hurst, Weyhill Road,

Andover, Hampshire  SP10 3AJ

Telephone 01264 368022

Web site


21st Februray 2023

Dear Pupils


It is with great excitement that I invite all pupils from primary schools in Test Valley to take part in a competition to design a picture which will be made into an card in celebration of the Coronation of King Charles III taking place on Saturday 6th May 2023. This card will be signed by me, as first citizen of the borough, and posted to The King on behalf of all the residents in Test Valley.


This is a great opportunity to show off your artistic skills and royal knowledge.


I ask your teachers to send entries to me at Test Valley Borough Council Offices by Friday 31st March, with your name, age and school name written on the reverse.

I will personally choose the winner and advise the relevant school.


If your teachers approve I would very much like to attend an assembly at the winning school to announce the winner.


It would also be my pleasure to invite the competition winner and 3 of their school friends along with a teacher, to my Mayor’s Parlour for cake and juice – date and time to be arranged.


I very much look forward to receiving your entries in a hard copy to me in The Mayor’s Office, Beech Hurst Council Offices, Weyhill Road, Andover, SP10 3AJ.


Teachers – please do not hesitate to contact my Mayor’s Assistant, Sharon Goodridge, on the above contact details with any queries.


Yours sincerely.




Councillor Alan Dowden.

Mayor of Test Valley.