New year to go off with a bang in Sheffield village

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PLANS are under way to give a Sheffield village a New Year celebration to remember.

Fed up with high costs and being let down by parties, residents of Stannington are hoping to bring the community together to welcome in 2013.

The Lomas Hall in Church Street will play host to a family-friendly celebration featuring a 60s tribute band and disco, along with food and bar.

And organisers have added Sheffield party band The Bootleggers, who supported 10cc at this year’s Music in the Gardens event, to the bill.

Those behind the party say they have done everything they can to keep costs to a minimum to extend the event to as many people in the village as possible.

Carly Whitfield, Stannington resident and party co-organiser, said: “The idea for a local party came about after moaning that New Year’s Eve is so often a let down, and an expensive one at that.

“We wanted to bring a party to the village for everyone to enjoy and create something that represented really good value for money. It’s a perfect central venue so locals don’t have to worry about paying for a taxi home.

“Hopefully this will be the start of a tradition for the community.

“We’ve gone all out for the first year of this new event, we’ve even managed to arrange for a bagpiper to pipe in the New Year to get everyone dancing to celebrate at midnight. Hopefully people will see that they are getting good value for money.”

Tickets are available from the Rose and Crown, Stannington and Stannington Fruit and Veg Shop at £12.50 for adults and £8.50 for children under the age of 12. The cost on the door is £15.

Call 0114 26349979 for more information.