Street party to celebrate life in community

Two Shiremoor streets are to be turfed over and dedicated to a frenzy of physical activity this weekend.

And a huge street party is to be held involving 15 local and community organisations at the event on Saturday, July 19.

Free activities including bouncy castles for adults and children, traditional outdoor games, a disco in the street, line dancing and highland dancing, boxercise and zumba classes will be in Brenkley Avenue and Stanton Road.

Fr Tony Curtis, vicar of St Mark’s Church, Shiremoor, and chairman of organising group SWAN (Shiremoor, West Allotment and Northumberland Park), said: “We are celebrating life in Shiremoor and the surrounding area and the vast range of activities and organisations that are available here.

“It will be a fun day out for the whole community to come together, across the generations, and discover all the amazing things on offer in their area.

“People will be able to try some new things and it will be a great way to raise the profile of some of the community organisations involved on the day.

“A party’s a great way to give a showcase to the voluntary organisations here too, and it should give everyone involved in community organising a boost.”

Alan Campbell, MP, Mayor Norma Redfearn and North Tyneside Council chairman Coun Tommy Mulvenna will be among the guests at the event, while Coun Mulvenna will open the new veranda at Shiremoor Adventure Playground.