Community urged to keep popular party event alive
Appeal made to prevent cancellation
VILLAGERS are being called upon to make sure a popular community event can continue to take place.
Iver’s Party in the Park, which has taken place for the past three years, faces cancellation this year because the parish council, which usually organises it, is unable to do so this year.
This is due to laws concerning what council candidates may or may not be involved with in the run up to local and general election.
An appeal has now been made for community groups or individuals to come forward and organise this year’s event.
A statement said: “The parish council would like Party in the Park to continue and for a community group to take it on.
“The parish council is aware that some discussions among local community groups may have been taken up with the potential view to playing a lead role, but no group has made an official representation to the council in this vein.
“Should your group wish to discuss with the council this possibility, then please get in touch with the clerk at the council offices.”
The Party in the Park started in July 2012 as part of Iver’s jubilee celebrations, but it proved such a hit with villagers that a decision was made to turn it into an annual event.
Attractions over the years have included performances by school children, as well as dog shows and falconry displays, with a show from a tribute act closing the event.
Iver Heath Drama Club members have put themselves forward to help out, but no confirmation has yet been made as to who will be running the event this year.
If the show goes ahead, it is likely to take place in July or August.
If you would like to help out, then get in touch with the parish council by calling 01753 655 331.
FUN DAY: (Above and left) Scenes from last year’s Party in the Park in Iver