JUBILEE celebrations are just around the corner and street party-goers across Harrow and Brent are counting down the days to the landmark weekend.
Parties to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee are being planned across the four day weekend with residents’ associations, committee members and neighbours coming together to make it a memorable occasion.
For families living in Drummond Drive, Stanmore, celebrations on Saturday, June 2 will be the second street party following a hugely successful gathering for the royal wedding in April last year.
Rita Carr and a number of those living in nearby roads have been meeting regularly to arrange the celebrations and she is eagerly awaiting the big day.
She said: “We had our final meeting down the pub last week and we hope we now have everything in hand. From a mini Olympic Games to a dog agility competition, we have got a lot of bases covered for what will hopefully be another fantastic day.
“Everyone has really pulled together to make it happen, with some residents helping to provide long tables so everyone can sit down and eat, a professional magician offering his services, and people donating generously to our raffle.
“It really benefited the community last year, to have everyone all come out and get to know each other and enjoy themselves.”
Harrow Council has approved 16 applications to close streets around Harrow to host festivities, which was aided by the usual fee being waived.
In Brent, several roads will be closed for street parties and Sudbury Town Residents’ Association is inviting people to attend its celebrations in the Park event in Barham Park, while Brent Council is hosting an event in Arena Square, outside Wembley Stadium.
A Big Jubilee Picnic is being held on Sunday, June 3, from 12.30-3pm, in West Harrow Park organised by Friends of West Harrow Park and St Peter’s Church, West Harrow, while party goers can also join in the fun at a Big Jazz Picnic in Pinner Memorial Park on Monday, June 4, from 12pm to 4pm.
Other local groups, charities, schools, associations and pubs have also been putting in the hours to ensure the 60 year anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign is celebrated in our communities.