Churches hope to feed the 1,000 at huge party in Bilton

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MORE than 1,000 people are expected to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee at one of the most spectacular street parties ever seen in Rugby.

Bilton Road through Bilton village could be closed off for the event, which will take place on Sunday, June 3 between 12.30pm and 4pm. Another street party is also being hosted near Henry Hinde Infant School at the same time.

The events are being organised by four churches in Bilton and Rugby-based organisation Hope Together, with the aim of bringing some community spirit and cheer to the area.

Richard Street, who is helping to organise the event, said: “It’s a massive project and we’re looking to feed and entertain 1,000 or so people. To my knowledge nothing like this has happened in the village before and it’s looking to be one of the biggest street parties in Warwickshire this year.”

As well as food and music being enjoyed on the street there will be covers band Transition and Bilton Silver Band playing music in the park from 2pm. There will also be three bouncy castles, traditional games like tug-of-war, face painting and a fancy dress competition.

Homes across Bilton will be leafletted with information about the event in the coming weeks. Meanwhile people interested in dropping by the free event are advised to note Sunday June 4 in their diary.