Local businesses who formed a social committee are hosting a street party to celebrate the Jubilee.

The committee, called the High Street Hive, are sharing their resources to host the day-long event to celebrate both local businesses of the High Street and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The event will take place on Saturday 4 June with celebrations starting at 11am.

The street party is expected to have 70 stalls on the market, with between 3,000-5,000 people predicted to attend.

To fit the occasion, a 1950s theme has been chosen, with attendees welcomed to dress the vintage fashion.

A food and drink festival will take place on the High Street, with a cocktail bar set up in the Pied Bull car park.

Family-friendly activities will also be available at the street party, with Jubilee-themed games such as ‘pin the crown on the queen’ and ‘design a crown’ for the younger celebrators.

The committee are asking members of the community to volunteer at the street party as stewards and litter pickers.

St Peter’s Church is also set to be involved for the first time.

St Helens Star: The Queen's Jubilee Celebration banner at St Peter's Church The Queen's Jubilee Celebration banner at St Peter's Church

The society, originally called the High Street Hub, are a chain of local businesses in Newton-le-Willows that promote the High Street and support organisations within the community.

It had dissolved before Covid-19, however, the committee has now returned stronger than ever.  

Nia Jones, treasurer of High Street Hive and owner of Pied Bull, said: “I took on this business last May and one thing I was really keen to do was to revive it. So, we managed to do that in February and re-named it the High Street Hive.

“Since February, I’d say we’ve probably managed to have about 95% of the businesses on the high street back on board.”

The Hive returned with a collaboration with Terry Maguire, the local councillor, on an Easter hunt which raised over £700 between businesses.

St Helens Star: High Street Easter HuntHigh Street Easter Hunt Nia added: “The whole community came together, probably for the first time in a few years.”

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration is expected to be the High Street’s biggest event yet.

To book a stall or volunteer, visit the High Street Hive website at https://www.highstreethive.org/.