Excitement building as street party date gets nearer

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EXCITEMENT is growing in a village ahead of a huge street party to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Gretton residents will be holding the event in Kirby Road on Monday, June 4, and street party chairman Terri Meechan said some fantastic ideas have already been put forward.

Mrs Meechan said: “We hope as many Gretton villagers and their friends and families will come along and be part of a memorable occasion for many years to come.

“The excitement in Gretton is tremendous. We want to make this a day to remember for years to come – a special part of the history of Gretton.” The party will be officially opened at midday by the mayor of Corby, along with the chairman of the parish council, Marshall Ferguson, and Miss Gretton, Zeenat Britt.

The event will feature a full concert programme with live bands and local acts performing throughout the day. Gretton Silver Band will kick off the entertainment and will be followed by Unplugged and Thirsty, Elle Roberts, Three’s a Crowd, St James Church choir and Martin McEvoy’s Operatic Classics, with the party being closed by Stubbully. The day will also be supported by Corby Radio. The street party will also feature a Best Dressed House competition, children’s and adults 1950’s fancy dress, street games, entertainers and stalls.

For more information visit www.grettonstreetparty.com.