Friday, 29 May 2009


A street party, celebrating D-Day and aiming to bring people in Millmead and the surrounding communities together, is being held next week (Wednesday 3 June).

The event takes place at the green next to SureStart Millmead between 3.30pm and 5.30pm on Wednesday 3 June and is being funded by the Millmead Children's Centre, Margate Mayor's Parlour and the Margate Charter Trustees.

The party will bring together older and younger people, as part of the Thanet Community Safety Partnership's work to improve relations between the different generations. For older people, a tea dance has been arranged in the community café hall and there will be children's activities for the youngest visitors. For young people, Pie Factory Music will be running a DJ and MC workshop using samples of music from the era and lyrics about D-Day to write a track on the day. Sport 4NRG and the local Police Community Support Officers will also be on hand during the event.

The Kent Police bus will be attending and there will be a display of an official police uniform from the wartime years.

Rebecca Bradley from Millmead Children's Centre said: "We're hoping this will be a great way of bringing the community together in Millmead and, in particular, bringing younger and older generations together, so they can get more understanding of each other. There's a lot of great work going on in Millmead at the moment and this will be a wonderful way to celebrate that. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to welcoming people of all ages to our D-Day street party celebration."

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