First big event for cedars Park

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CEDARS Park estate in Stowmarket is to host the first big community event of its 14- year history – to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The family fun day, organised in partnership between Cedars Park Community Interest Company and Cedars Park Residents’ Association, will feature an exciting roster of music, dance, stalls and a full bar.

Around 1,500 A5 size programmes are being handed out on the estate inviting residents to join the festivities.

The line-up includes local dance groups and bands, martial arts displays, a parkour demonstration and a big zumba dance class.

The celebrations, from 1pm on June 4 at the Recreation Ground in Creeting Road East, are intended to bring the community together before the new community centre opens early next year.

Roger Willison-Gray, chairman of Cedar’s Park Residents’ Association, said the Jubilee celebrations were a big deal for the estate.

He said: “This will be the first time Cedars Park will host a large-scale family community event.

“We are part of Stowmarket so obviously things go on there but it is great for Cedars Park to get its own event.

“On the estate there are 2,000 households and if there are 2.5 people per household then we are looking at about 5,000 people in the community.

These are 5,000 people who have been living in an area with no community facilities of any kind – no youth clubs, no community centre, no pensioners’ groups. This is the first time in 10 years that there has been any event like this on the estate – we are all really very pleased and excited.”

Dusty Miller, chairman of Cedars Park Community Interest Company, said: “We are keeping our fiungers crossed all this rain would have finished by then. It will be a fantastic celebration for the community.”

Contact Dusty Miller on 07570 065399 or at albert.miller100@btinternet.com to volunteer for the event.