A MASSIVE street party is being staged in Paddock to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.
Hundreds of residents are expected to flock to the event which will take over the main route through the village and kicks off at noon next Monday when Huddersfield Town Crier Vic Watson will open it in style with a cry especially written for the day.
Entertainment will include a full size carousel, donkey rides, bouncy castle and fireworks. There will be stalls, competitions, live music and displays involving martial arts, dance and gymnastics. The idea is that participants bring their tables together and share their food as a community.
Dan Brown, from Paddock’s Diamond Celebration Committee, promised that the street party will be the biggest in Huddersfield. He said: “Paddock is a multicultural population. It is a unique area as we have a large ethnic mix and a high number of schools, community groups, faith groups and sports clubs close to the main street. In recent years it has experienced increased crime and poverty. In coming together to celebrate we aim to increase the community cohesion and give people in Paddock a sense of pride in where they live. The event has been funded partly by the National Lottery and sponsored by local businesses.”