A UTTOXETER community centre is preparing to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a family fun day.
The celebration will be held at Heath Community Centre, in Holly Road, from 1pm on Saturday, June 2, as it joins the town in celebrating the momentous occasion.
The event will be hosted by the Uttoxeter Community Action Group and the Heath Centre Committee and will include a family fun day, entertainment for all age groups.
A wide variety of stalls will also be provided by town organisations with catering provided throughout the afternoon.
Admission to the event will be free of charge and a few stall spaces are available for any other community or voluntary organisations wishing to give their group an opportunity to advertise their activities within the community.
Any organisation wishing to participate is asked to call Nancy-fielding-Stubbs on 07762 443577.
Throughout East Staffordshire, enquiries have been made to hold street parties to celebrate the diamond jubilee.
The events could see traffic barred from using certain roads while householders set up tables in the street for mass public celebrations.
An East Staffordshire Borough Council spokesman said: “So far we have had four expressions of interest from communities who are looking at holding street parties to celebrate the jubilee and the council will do everything it can to support neighbourhoods which want to organise such events. Street parties are a great way for communities to come together and have fun and aren’t as complicated to organise as some people may believe.
“Anyone thinking of organising a street party can contact the council or check out our website at www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk.” Staffordshire County Council has also pledged to cut any red tape which would get in the way of people celebrating the big day.
Leader Philip Atkins said: “We want the people of Staffordshire to enjoy the Diamond Jubilee as part of what is going to be a fantastic summer of celebrations across the county and the UK.
“Our job as a council is not to stand in people’s way but to give them the advice and help they need to do things like planttrees, hold street parties and generally have a fun time.
“We have cut the red tape and want to make it as simple as possible for people to deal with the council on issues such as road closures.
“We want people to enjoy this national celebration and be able to organise their own community parties without unnecessary checks.”
In the vast majority of cases, people who wish to host a small community event which involves closing their street can go ahead just by following a simple process.
The situation generally only becomes complicated when large events are taking place, where roads are affected or if alcohol and tickets are being sold.
More information is available at www.staffordshire.gov.uk.
The Queen will celebrate the 60th anniversary of her coronation on June 2 and the event will be marked by four days weekend of public celebration.