Com­mu­nity urged to keep popular party event alive

Ap­peal made to pre­vent can­cel­la­tion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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

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