Talks start for Queen’s Jubilee street bash

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CELEBRATORY street party plans are being made by Drayton residents for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next year.

The Grant Road Street Party Committee held its first annual general meeting (AGM) this month at the Carlton Club, in Portsdown Avenue, to discuss fundraising ideas for the occasion.

Mark Baker, chairman of the committee, said: ‘We need people to come forward to help from the neighbourhood so the event can be bigger and better than before.’

Events being planned to raise cash for the street party include a treasure hunt, a skittles evening, a Halloween party, a theatre night, a barbecue and a car boot sale.

The committee hopes to raise more than £2,000 to purchase street decorations, fancy dress, children’s entertainment, refreshments and a live band for the party, which will be held over the official Jubilee Weekend between June 2 and June 5 next year.

An application for Grant Road to be closed on the day is being considered.

Residents last held a street party in 1977 for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.