“A cloudy start but with sunny intervals developing into the early afternoon” is the weather forecast for Bradley Stoke’s big Royal Wedding community ‘street’ party at the Jubilee Centre complex tomorrow (Friday 29th).
The hyperlocal forecast comes from BBC weatherman (and local resident) Ian Fergusson, who is due to officially open the party at 10:20am.
Proceedings from Westminster Abbey will be shown on a 14′ x 10′ outdoor big screen TV and a beer tent will be open from 11am, “so that people can grab a drink to toast the happy couple”.
The big screen will also be used to showcase local community groups, many of whom will also be running stalls at the event.
Commercial traders will be selling food and providing children’s entertainment.
BBC Radio Bristol’s Ali Vowles will be broadcasting live from the site between 10am and 2pm and the nascent Bradley Stoke Radio will be recording the day’s proceedings for transmission during their live FM broadcasts in June.
Traffic arrangements around the venue will mirror those imposed at the June Community Festival with Savages Wood Road being closed (for all except residents and disabled badge holders) at the Manor Farm Roundabout on Brook Way.
Visitors arriving by car are requested to park at the Willow Brook Centre (Zone I) and proceed on foot to the Jubilee Centre.
The Friends of Jubilee Green (FoJG), who have organised the event in cooperation with Bradley Stoke Town Council, are staging two free contemporary puppet shows and a free ‘wedding reception disco’, “so that the community can come together regardless economic circumstances”.
The group says it has received “amazing” support from local groups and businesses.
The Aztec Hotel will be bringing a ‘wedding cake’ to share with the community and Starbucks will be providing low cost refreshments and donating 50% of the charge to FoJG. The Ramada Grange Hotel is providing ‘goodie bags’ that FoJG will be giving out on the day and Bradley Stoke Leisure centre has donated a prize for a ‘Prince and Princess’ fancy dress competition.
FoJG Chair Michelle Dent told The Journal:
“At our own stall we will be inviting the community to get creative and produce a giant congratulations card to send to the happy couple. We have sourced the craft material from The Childrens Scrapstore and have some amazing materials to glue and stick. This is a free activity.”
- Bradley Stoke Royal Wedding community ‘street’ party (The Journal)
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