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Welcome to our June Newsletter

It is the first week of June and in traditional English style it’s raining with more rain to come later in the week

Hopefully after this week the sun will shine for the rest of the summer and especially for our Queens 90th birthday celebration street party on the Sunday 12th June (1200-1800) being held at Blundells and Charles Darwin Leisure Centre. The accumulation of huge amounts of support from the Committee, local businesses, schools and residents is going to make this a brilliant family day.

Some of the highlights will be –

P.D.M – A local dance school run by Megan Evans is starting the day off with a parade involving some of her many pupils from 4 year olds up to 18.  The parade starts at Blundells and travels down to Darwin’s Leisure Centre. There is a lot of hardwork going into this and it will be a great start to the day.

Best Crown Competition –  Children are being invited through local schools to enter our make a Crown Competition. They will then be walking behind the opening parade wearing their crown with awards being given out later during prize giving on the rostrum.

Blundells squash club – Kim at Blundells squash club has been brilliant helping to put the day together and is hosting part of the day’s events there. One of the main highlights will be a stage for local musicians including a local band called The Cray. Part of the day is for open mike. There will also be a bar with table and chairs, ice cream/ snack van serving sandwiches burgers etc. a plant stall (Biggin Hill Horticultural Society), a charity rummage stall for Cancer Relief and a bouncy castle.

Charles Darwin leisure centre – Kim Taggart at Charles Darwin leisure centre has also been amazing. Food wise there will be a big undercover picnic area and a snack hut for sandwiches Paninis and drinks. On the events side there will be roller skating in the hall in the afternoon, under 5’s area in one of the courts with ball games, a market area with stalls from local independent traders, a bit of bling, plants, clothes, and quite a bit more. We do have a couple of stalls left if you are interested. As this is a community event there is no charge.

Oakland and Biggin Hill school – Our two local primary schools are holding a schools tribute towards the Queen’s birthday. Both head teachers are hatching plans for a sports event for each school team to compete in our sports day (and from what we hear are in training!). The list of events is all typed up, an official PE teacher is coming along to conduct the event (thanks to Kim at Blundells for organising). Will the winner be Oaklands or Biggin Hill school?

There will also be races open to all children up to 10 years old. When you arrive, please come over to the leisure centre and see Kim she will be there to help you.

If you are not at primary school and over 10, there will be a tug of war competition (if there are sufficient teams). To enter, please see Kim on the day and she will organise it (sadly due to Ken’s knee operation the Residents Association team is unable to participate!).

There will be some picnic tables at the leisure centre, but not enough for everyone.
So pack up your table and chairs bring your picnic (request for plastic glasses please), sit listen to the the music and enjoy the day. You can never have too many flags so please bring them too.

There will be something for everyone so please come along and have some fun.

We are all looking forward to seeing you there.