Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics
Are you thinking of organising a community celebration to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee or the 2012 Olympic Games? Both are great opportunities to bring your community together so get your creative hats on and start planning!
Or you might be thinking of organising a Big Screen TV for the opening event of the Olympics, or holding a sporting cinema evening or even your very own mini Olympics in your community building (a table tennis marathon or a bowls event).
If you are thinking of holding a street party then get advice from government and local authority websites.
You can also apply to the Big Lottery Fund for funding for a local event through the Awards for All Scheme.
Check out London 2012's website where you can sign up to be a local Olympics event organiser and be sent promotional material you can use, including posters and decoration ideas.
Get your community involved
RAY would love to hear more about what you are doing to celebrate. Please share your event with us and send us photos for our website.
Planning your celebrations
Some tips for holding a successful party are:
· Book your community building early
· Good planning is essential – get in touch with your local council 4 to 12 weeks in advance
· Be creative
· Get everyone involved – send early invitations to everyone in the community, including businesses so that they know what’s going on
· Ask people to help
· Have fun and send us your photos for our website