Party in the park marks jubilee

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BAILIFF Bridge Community Association is celebrating its silver jubilee with a party in the park.

The association which was instrumental in building the new community centre in Victoria Street is hoping to celebrate its 25years with a special community event.

Chairman Malcolm Silkstone said: “Party in the Park celebrates 25 years of Bailiff Bridge Community Association and the fantastic support we’ve received from many, many people, locally and far and wide, over that time.

“This has culminated with the opening of the new community centre earlier this year which, I am sure people will agree, is a fabulous space.

“We have some fantastic entertainment and food and drink on offer throughout the day and evening, and we’d love it if people would come and join in the celebration.”

As part of the celebrations people are asked to bring their own chairs and as many silver coins as they have which will be used to make a ring of silver around the war memorial on the day.

Entertainment on July 16 kicks off with Sophie Langley on her guitar with vocals at 1.30pm. There will also be performances from rock and pop classics from playing for kicks, locally influence folk music and some of the classics from Brighouse’s very own Roger Davies, Dorothy Stevens School in Lightcliffe will be performing, Clifton and Lightcliffe band and magician Mark Kelly.

There will be the proms in the park finale featuring the Clifton and Lightcliffe Band at 6.45pm before the evenings entertainment moves into the community centre across the road when there will be all-time favourite tunes from Tony King and music from The Time Travellers, plus a disco to help dance the night away.

Throughout the afternoon in the memorial park there will be a tombola, ring of silver, food and drink stalls, a fully licensed bar, build a bat box with Calderdale Countryside’s Year of the Bat and much more.

The event is free.