Breckland residents urged to celebrate 2012 in style

Bring out the bunting, cakes and flags!

Communities in the Dereham area are being challenged to organise street parties next year to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee and the London Olympics.

At a full meeting of Breckland Council, members were urged to encourage public celebrations among families across the district.

Nigel Wilkin, council chairman, said: “It is a shame that a lot of places in Breckland didn’t have a street party for this year’s royal wedding, but we are getting ahead of the game this year.”

And Cat Lang, community development officer for Breckland Council, added: “There should be no barriers for holding a street party.”

Funds will be available for anyone who wishes to organise a community event.

Are you already planning a right-royal celebration or something special to mark the 2012 Games? Then why not tell the Times? Contact reporter Sophie Wyllie on 01362 854702 or email