Events have been held throughout the Broxtowe constituency to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The celebrations began on Saturday with the Hemlock Happening culminating last night with beacons at Bramcote, Greasley, Awsworth,Stapleford and Kimberley. Broxtowe MP helped open the Hemlock Happening and last night joined hundreds at the beacon lighting in Greasley.
Street parties were the theme of the yesterday’s celebrations. One of the largest was held in Lower Road, Beeston where residents from Neville Sadler Court joined neighbours from Lower, Fletcher and Queen’s Road. Neville Sadler is due for demolition to make way for the tram and only twelve residents remain in the complex. “Even still, they had a great time. It was a really good street party with lovely food, music, quizzes, races oh and the odd tipple or two!” said Anna.
MP Anna Soubry was invited to the party along with local Councillor, Eric Kerry. Anna also visited the celebrations at St.Barnabos in Chilwell.
Greasley undoubtedly hosted the longest and most popular day of events culminating in a party attended by hundreds at the Horse and Groom in Moorgreen where a beacon was lit shortly after 10pm.
“It’s a great shame the rain caused some events at Nuthall to be cancelled on Sunday” said Anna “Saturday was a great day for the Hemlock Happening but yesterday the sun really set off a great Jubilee Bank Holiday.I was particularly impressed with the Greasley celebrations organised by the Parish Council which began with early morning walks, included London bus rides and then a great party in the evening.”