Party plans unveiled for Doncaster’s public jubilee celebration

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FAIRGROUND rides, singers, and live entertainment will be put on for the public at Doncaster’s main Diamond Jubliee event next month, it has been revealed.

The programme will be held in Sir Nigel Gresley Square, at Waterdale, on the first day the site is open to the public, doubling up as a launch party on Sunday, June 3.

On stage there will be live music, singing and dancing acts and street performers will be roaming around.

Arts and crafts workshops will also be running.

Free parking will be available on the day in the Civic Quarter Car Park. The event runs from 1pm until 5pm, after an official opening at 12.45pm.

Mayor Peter Davies, said: “Combining the opening of Sir Nigel Gresley Square with a party to celebrate The Queen’s 60th year as monarch is going to be a wonderful occasion. There will be lots to see and do and the whole family can enjoy a fun packed afternoon.”

The square will have fountains, public art, raised lawns, feature planting, paved areas, modern seating and futuristic lighting, according to Donacster Council.

A spokesman said it was set to become a ‘must go’ destination.

Meanwhile, the deadline has been extended for registering street parties with the borough’s authorities, to give residents this weekend to complete their forms.

The deadline has been extended from Friday, May 18, until Monday, May 21. Officials say they have put the date back to encourage more applications.

Mr Davies added: “I would love to see local communities coming together across the borough to celebrate this memorable milestone in The Queen’s reign.

“Street parties are joyous occasions which build real community spirit and I urge people to join in the nationwide celebrations and have their very own party.”

Call 01302 736000 to apply for a road closure. Organisers will need to contact all residents affected by road closures. Major roads cannot be shut.