Roll up, roll up for the Iver Party in the Park
Parish council’s inclusion means day will go ahead
VILLAGERS can get ready to party after it was confirmed that a popular annual event will go ahead after months of uncertainty.
Iver’s Party in the Park will take place on July 4 at Iver Recreation Ground after the parish council stepped in to help out a group of volunteers who have been working to organise the festival.
It was uncertain whether the event would go ahead this year due to the General Election taking place, which meant parish councillors were unable to get involved with organising the party in the build-up to the election. However, now that has past, the parish council has come on board to help out, meaning the day has been given the green light.
Among the confirmed attractions so far are a family funfair, stalls, games and a wide variety of refreshments for sale.
The evening will close with a performance from a Robbie Williams tribute act followed by a fireworks display.
Parish council chairman Wendy Matthews, said: “We’re really pleased that it’s going ahead.
“It has been uncertain this year, but it’s great that it’s going ahead.
“It’s been a really popular event in previous years and we are hoping that this year will be the same.
“It’s a real community event and a great way of bringing the village together. There will be loads to enjoy for adults and kids.”
The Party in the Park was originally intended as a one-off special event in 2012 to coincide with the Queen’s jubilee celebrations that year.
However, this proved such a success it was decided to hold the celebration every year, and 2015 marks its fourth consecutive staging.
Party in the Park will also include an Iver’s Got Talent contest, with people encouraged to sign up to show off their skills.
The day starts at noon and will finish at 11pm. To find out more, or to register for Iver’s Got Talent, go to www. partyintheparkiver.co.uk. A DAY FOR VILLAGERS TO CHIP IN: Robin Hood – aka Lee Hall of the Iver Heath Drama Club – helped to man the archery stall at last year’s Party in the Park.