A SHOLING-based community hub has announced plans for a Jubilee Street Fete anticipating over 300 attendees.

Monty’s Community Hub will be closing the streets around Montague Avenue for the event.

Volunteer Polly Allen, 32, has been organising the celebrations.

Daily Echo: Polly with her daughter PhoebePolly with her daughter Phoebe

She said: “I just really hope that people come from the community, get together, and celebrate. Being a community, new friendships will be made and [it’s a chance to] celebrate the Queen and everything that goes on with her and that she’s been Queen for so long but mainly for the community to come together.”

The street fete comes after a community consultation aimed to bring in more events following the pandemic.

Laurence Hardy, 58, a resident of the area for nearly 20 years, uses the community hub with his three great-granddaughters and suggested putting up the event, saying: “We should do an old-fashioned street party as a good way for everyone to get together and have a throwback.”

Daily Echo: Laurence Hardy with one of his great-granddaughtersLaurence Hardy with one of his great-granddaughters

The Jubilee celebrations are in collaboration with St Marcus Church in Sholing, which will oversee the barbecue for the event.

Other activities include train rides with Trigger the train, sofa bike rides, face painting, bouncy castle, bingo, music by super sounds disco, and many other games – all for 50p.

Donations to the charity can be given on the day.

With 20 volunteers planning and setting up the event and 50 present on the day, donations are vital for the community hub.

The event will take place on Friday June 3 from 12pm. The charity is currently looking for donations for raffle prizes. To help, get in touch via Monty’s Community Hub website.

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