Street parties lined up to celebrate Queen’s 90th

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Celebrations will be in full swing this weekend in the Grantham area to mark the Queen’s official 90th birthday.

A party is planned inside the town’s St Wulfram’s Church and roads will be closed to allow street parties to go ahead in villages, including Corby Glen, Long Bennington, Welby and Rippingale.

The church bash in Grantham is open to anyone who wants to attend and it will also include live entertainment and a bouncy castle for the children.

The party will run on Saturday from 12.30pm until 3pm with food served in The Nave.

Father Stuart Craddock, rector of St Wulfram’s, said: “We are flinging open our doors and hoping everyone comes along to join in the fun.

“We are asking people to bring some food or drink to share and we will be using The Nave as a big street party.

“The idea is hold a big community gathering to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday and everybody is welcome to attend.”

Long Bennington’s street party will take place at St James’s Hall on Saturday with a spectacular Battle of Britain flypast of a Spitfire and a Hurricane at 1.15pm.

There will be stalls, competitions, dancing displays, choir singing, a steam engine demonstration and lots of food and drink.

Family and games are promised at Belton House on Sunday to celebrate the royal birthday. Admission is free and attendees are invited to bring picnics to enjoy on the Oval Lawn.

Police will be closing some roads in the district to accomodate street parties, including Station Road and High Street in Corby Glen, between 9am and 6pm on Sunday.

On the same day, High Street in Rippingale will be closed to traffic from 8am until 7pm.

And on Saturday, Blacksmith Lane in Welby will be closed from 2pm until 10pm.

Are you organising a street party this weekend in the Grantham area? Please let us know by emailing graham.newton@granthamjournal.co.uk