WHITCHURCH will be marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style with a Party in the Park from 1-7pm on Saturday.
Townspeople are invited to take along picnics to enjoy on the Jubilee Park, where there will be music and stalls, and entry is free.
The event will follow the farmers’ market taking place on the Bullring during the morning.
Whitchurch Mayor Cllr Peggy Mullock encouraged people to go along to the event and be part of Whitchurch history.
“It promises to be a wonderful day for the town to get together and have fun, listen to good music and enjoy a great family day,” she said.
Four bands will play on the bandstand, Not Quite Music, The Truth, Lindsay Sings and The Town Band which will perform a Proms musical finale from 6pm.
Other attractions include a Pimms and pancakes stall, children’s fairground rides and Whitchurch WI will be selling cakes.
On the showground, there will be a display by Whitchurch Dog Display Team, Pinxton Puppets will entertaining the children, and there will be fun fair rides such as swing boats, a roundabout and an inflatable slide.
Body Bash UK will be there offering the chance to try some zorbing, and there will be a tug o’ war - more teams are needed! Interested groups should go to the website http://www.whitchurchpartyinthepark.co.uk/ or call 01948 665672 to register their interest.
Steve Chapman of Blackberry Fair has organised a small foot parade that will gather at 12.15pm in the car park at the entrance to Green End, and walk to Jubilee Park at 12.30pm.
The parade will link the town with the celebrations and let people know that the party is starting. Steve will be the storyteller for the day, entertaining children with a right Royal kiddies knees up.
There will also be a wandering magician on the park.
There will be other stalls including crafts, along with colouring and drawing competitions. Community groups will also be having stalls, including The Beacon Church, the Beechtree Centre and The Guides.
The Sherrymill Hill car park will be designated a disabled blue badge car park for the day. Visitors are advised to attend on foot where possible as there is limited parking around the Park.