THE residents of three blocks of flats will join forces to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Neighbours from Blendworth House, Catisfield House and Rogate House, all on Lake Road, Landport, Portsmouth will host a street party in a communal car park at the back of the buildings.
There will be traditional games and races at the event on June 2 organised by the Blendworth, Catisfield and Rogate Residents’ Association.
The knees-up will also include a tea party, best dressed competition and a raffle.
The association’s chairwoman, Victoria Holcombe, 29, of Blendworth House, said: ‘Everyone’s really looking forward to it and asking if their friends and family can come along too.
‘And they’re bringing lots of things over to my house for the party already.’
Flags and bunting will be hung from the flats and across the area to set the scene and a live DJ will keep the party flowing.
A range of children’s activities, including face painting and party games, have been organised to keep the children busy.
‘It’s bringing alive the community spirit in the street which is great because that’s something we don’t really get any more,’ Victoria added.
‘A lot of it has been lost because of computer games and other technology.
‘But parties like this give everyone an excuse to get together and get to know each other.
‘We wanted to have a party for the Jubilee because it’s part of our history and we’re not going to see it again in our life time – surely that’s worth celebrating.’
Residents are hoping the party will follow the success of last year’s street party for the Royal Wedding.
If you’re having a street party and would like a News photographer to visit, contact reporter Sheanne Mulholland on (023) 9262 2170.