It’s Jubilee street party time - but only if you’re in Bearsden

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ONLY two celebration street parties are being planned to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee locally - and they’re both in Bearsden.

East Dunbartonshire Council relaxed its rules - including the need for a £150 fee and an official road closure order - in a bid to get people partying.

But only two applications have been made - for celebrations at Dumgoyne Road and Roman Avenue. However, organisers of both events are determined to have a good time whatever.

The Roman Avenue party will take place on Monday and will feature a raffle for the Wobbly Williams Parkinson’s Disease charity, set up by local man Bryn Williams. He said: “It will be a great day, taking the form of a small street party. I’m glad the organisers have taken the opportunity to raise awareness.”

The previous day, Bearsden North Communuity Council has applied to have a party on Dumgoyne Road. Both events start at 1pm and are for residents only.

Meanwhile, a Jubilee family fun day with loads of free events is being held at Milngavie’s Virgin Active Health and Leisure Club (formerly Esporta) on Saturday.

They are going to plant 400 trees as part of the Jubilee Woods Project, which has the Princess Royal as its patron, and aims to plant six million trees across the UK in Diamond Jubilee Year.

The tree planting will take place between 1pm and 2pm in a golf practice area that they no longer use. It is also planned to create a picnic/barbecue site there in the future and use it for their Jubilee Woods Project.

The children can put their names on a tag and place it on the tree - to add to the day they are going to be invited to decide the name of the wood in a competition.

There will also be a barbecue, zumba family fun classes (weather permitting) on the outdoor tennis courts, bouncy castles, face painting, their first parent and child golf event, popcorn and even candy floss machines. There will also be music from the Rock Choir which has many local members.

Main events run from 10am-2pm with non-members welcome to go along on the day but they must book by calling the club on 0141 955 2424.