Plea for cash for Jubilee street parties

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EREWASH’S Labour group has called on the council to provide cash for local groups to use to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this year.

Cllr Margaret Griffiths has written to chief executive of Erewash Borough Council Jeremy Jaroszek after being approached by residents hoping to hold street parties.

“Whether its bunting packs or a series of financial grants, the Diamond Jubilee is a once-in-a-lifetime event and we must offer practical help to those community-spirited people who want to make it an historic milestone for their friends and neighbours,” she said.