Jubilee jelly at Diamond party

FREE cake, jelly and ice-cream will help tempt out patriotic families for a traditional Diamond Jubilee street party.

Bunting will be hung and tables laid with a feast fit for a Queen along Station Road, Desborough, on Monday, June 4, to celebrate the monarch’s 60th year on the throne.

Paula Holmes, 54, secretary of organiser Desborough Community Development Trust (DCDT), said: “It’s about the community. It’s just getting people to stop and enjoy it.

“Every time you have a bank holiday people are so busy. It’s about sitting down and having a chat to people you know to say hello to.”

Families are invited to take their own sandwiches and savouries to eat together with neighbours, but DCDT and fellow organisers Desborough Civic Society (DCS) and cafe Icle Star will provide cake, jelly, ice-cream, tea, coffee and soft drinks.

DCDT will provide Union Flags and Union Flag hats for people to wear as they sit down together.

It is hoping 200 to 250 people join the party, but there would be space for up to 600 as the road will be closed from midday to 7pm.

Lucy Clements, 36, owner of Icle Star in High Street, which will provide the cakes, said: “It’s going to be a fun day for everyone to get together.

“There will be lots of different people and I think it’s nice for people to meet each other. There are new people moving in all the time.”

DCDT will bring the jelly and ice-cream and DCS will bring the tea urns.

The event is free, but the organisers have asked party-goers to book a place at Desborough Heritage Centre or the DCDT charity shop, both in Station Road, or Icle Star so they know how many people to cater for.

The party will be held from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.