Let’s get Royal parties started

Staff at the Clifton Arms Hotel , Lytham, preparing for the Jubilee celebrations. Reception manager Lorraine Harrison with the reception Royal display.
Staff at the Clifton Arms Hotel , Lytham, preparing for the Jubilee celebrations. Reception manager Lorraine Harrison with the reception Royal display.

PATRIOTIC communities throughout Fylde are gearing up to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations this summer.

The number of applications to Fylde Council for permission to hold street parties is increasing and the authority is expecting ”considerable interest” surrounding the big day on June 5.

So far six applications have been received by the council. They are: The Mall, St Annes; Greenhey Road, Lytham; Balmoral Road, St Annes; Rossall Road, Ansdell; The Boulevard, St Annes; Grassed land in Clifton village.

In Lytham, residents will celebrate the Queen’s reign with a party on a field she has helped protect.

Park View 4 U playing fields - entirely restored thanks to the hard work of the local community - is set to become a Queen Elizabeth II field in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Cath Powell, committee member, said: “We are going to have a fantastic celebration on Monday, June 4. We are calling it a field day celebration and it will be a family fun day.

“It will commemorate the field formally being designated a Queen Elizabeth II playing field as part of the Fields in Trust initiative to secure the future of playing fields as recreational space.

“What a great way to celebrate the day.”

Other Fylde celebrations are: Lytham Cricket and Sports Club lunch on Sunday June 3; The Clifton Arms trip down memory lane and special Sunday lunch ‘street party’; St Annes Cricket Club family fun day, June 3; St Annes’ Ladies Amicus Club indoor street party on Wednesday June 6; Rowsley Road street party, June 5; Warton village celebrations, Monday, June 4; Kirkham Civic Society procession through the town, Saturday, June 10.

A council spokesman said: “Interest is growing. It was a slow start but people are ringing up on a regular basis at this stage and we do expect there to be considerable interest by the time the Jubilee comes around.

“If they are on a road or a street they do need a street closure order. However, if people contact the council we will do all the liaison with the police and the county, as the highways authority, on their behalf.

“We will try to make it as simple as possible. We are keen to encourage people to take part in this celebration and we don’t want there to be any hindrance. It is a free service.”

Contact Chris Hambly, licensing team principal officer on (01253) 658422.