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£5,000 grant for Great Harwood Civic Society to host Jubilee knees-up
GREAT Harwood Civic Society has been awarded £5,000 to help fund its celebrations for the Queen’s Jubilee this summer.
Great Harwood Area Council has approved the grant to fund road closures on Sunday, June 10 so a free street party can be held.
The society intends to close Queen Street from its junction with Church Street and Blackburn Road to its junction with Clayton Street and Water Street.
Part of Glebe Street will also be shut off, which along with the town square and Curate Street will create a pedestrianised area for the street carnival.
The Area Council has also agreed to fund three flag poles at main points around the town and to provide flags above the shops along Queen Street, Blackburn Road and Church Street.
Steve Aspin, chairman of Great Harwood Civic Society, said: “It’s fantastic that the Area Council is supporting us because we just couldn’t do it without that money. We’ve also had a lot of help from Coun Ian Robinson and Coun Lynn Wilson.
“There will be a kings and queens theme, so we’re hoping people will dress up, and we’re looking at jesters and that sort of stuff.
“There will be charity stalls, craft stalls, jam and cheese stalls, we’re talking about having bands booked and there should be an old fashioned funfair.
"We’ll hopefully also have displays from various organisations and dancing and sport.