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Bemerton estate hosts ‘fantastic’ Jubilee party

June 6, 2012

Bemerton residents celebrate in the estate’s Community Centre

Three hundred Bemerton residents packed the estate’s Jean Stokes Hall to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee on Sunday afternoon.

The “street party” planned for Carnoustie Drive was quickly shifted into the community centre after rain was forecast for Sunday afternoon. This was a smart move because the rain arrived just as the party began.

Organised and part-funded by BVMO, the estate’s tenant management organisation, the party was also financially supported by the Caledonian Councillors’ Local Initiative Fund.

Daniel Dresner, chair of the BVMO Board said:

“We had a fantastic party with about 300 or so people making it standing room only! We brought inside the hired tables and chairs and the bunting and food.

“We had an amazing amount of help from the Soul In the City people who are one of the most commendable groups I have worked with in a long time. They even went door to door and brought elderly people out of their flats to the event. 

“It is just these kinds of events that give us huge encouragement that what we are doing is worth it. Hundreds of happy residents, the vast majority of whom had never even met each other, celebrating something that will be remembered for a long time to come.”

A selection of photographs from the party will be published here shortly.

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