A POPULAR Cleveleys festival has been saved after a new group of residents stepped forward to organise future events.

Now, they are calling on the community and local businesses to get involved and help to attract up to 1,000 people to the new-look Cleveleys Jubilee Day in future.

Cleveleys Community Celebration Committee replaces the defunct Cleveleys Residents Association, and has set itself the task of organising a one-day 'festival of celebration' for August 17 this year.

"In previous years, Cleveleys Jubilee Day has been very much a family event enjoyed by many," said committee spokeswoman Lyndsey Guest.

"However, the previous organisers have, with regret, decided to close down the event.

"The new committee have stepped forward to ensure that the Cleveleys community continues to enjoy a local, annual event."

Cleveleys Jubilee Day, which ran for a decade, was wound up at the end of last year because of growing costs and lack of volunteers.

But the new committee, made up of residents aged from 24 to 'in their fifties' is confident that its fusion of 'a host of new and exciting features' with traditional events, such as the rose queen parade, will increase the event's popularity.

"I believe that in previous years the event attracted about 500 people and we are hoping to double that by the time it's a three day event, hopefully in a year or so," Lyndsey said.

"Of course, to ensure a successful event the support of local businesses and organisations is essential," Lyndsey added.

And she appealed for volunteers, who can help with planning the event and stewarding on the day, to get in touch on 07811 318151.