THE borough is set to join the rest of the nation in marking the one year anniversary of MP Jo Cox’s death by holding a ‘Great Get Together’ event in Victoria Park.

Speaking out ahead of the anniversary on June 16, Jo’s husband Brendan Cox has called on communities and neighbours to come together to celebrate her life on the weekend of June 17 and 18.

He asked for the nation to show ‘there is more that unites us than divides us’ by holding events such as street parties, picnics, shared barbecues and community bake offs in a bid to build one of the UK’s biggest ever community events for people from all walks of life.

St Helens will play its part, with the Friends of Victoria Park group inviting families to pack a picnic and join in on a Victorian picnic in Victoria Park.

Taking place on Saturday June 17, 'The Great Get Together - Friends of Victoria Park Victorian Picnic' event will run from 2pm to 4pm, with activities and entertainment such as cake decorating, traditional games, and live music from Greenall’s brass band on offer for all the family to enjoy.

Alcohol is prohibited for this event.

Jo Cox was a Labour MP for Batley and Spen and a mum-of-two, who was killed after being stabbed and shot on June 16 2016. She was 41.