More than 20 street parties are expected to take place across West Wirral to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday on Sunday June 12.
Wirral Council has given away £2,500 in grants to local community groups to help them stage a series of birthday parties to celebrate the big day.
Councillor Jeff Green, who chairs the Wirral West Constituency Committee, said: “It is fantastic that so many of our local residents and communities want to come together, as people will be doing across the country, to celebrate HM The Queen’s 90th birthday alongside the Patron’s Lunch street party which is taking place on The Mall in London.
“Over 20 street parties and lunches in parks and community venues across Wirral West will take place on or around the 12th June.
“I am keen for the Committee to continue to use the small amount of resources it has available to encourage residents to work together to make a positive difference in their communities. Thanks to everyone who has bid in for funding, and I wish them every success with their events.”
The grants will be used to pay for things like furniture hire, decorations, food and drink and promotional materials.
One of the biggest local events is the Big Lunch at Queens Park, in Meols, on Sunday June 12, from 11:30am.
The event is open to all and guests are invited to wear royal fancy dress, bring a picnic and join in celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday. There will be music, children’s games, face painting, balloon modelling and pony rides around the park.
Events are also expected to take place in Carr Lane field, Hoylake; Fellowship House, 96 Trinity Rd, Hoylake; Gleggside, West Kirby; Abbey Road, West Kirby; Burlingham Avenue, West Kirby and Cholmondeley Road, West Kirby.