Yeovil joins in Great Get Together national event

Yeovil town centre will be hosting a street party as part of the national 'Great Get Together' weekend on Saturday 23 June.

The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on 16 June 2016. As the prime minister said, when she remarked on Jo's death in her 2017 New Year's message, we have an opportunity to move forward and "bring this country together, as never before".

South Somerset District Council and the Love Yeovil Marketing Group are staging an event on Saturday 23 June between 10.30am - 3.30pm. There will be three locations including St Johns Churchyard, The Bandstand on Middle Street and Ivel Square in the Quedam.

Trestle tables will be set out at each location for people to join, to simply rest their feet and have a conversation, or to enjoy their lunch. Everyone is welcome to purchase some delicious food from one of the town centres many food outlets, take the weight off their feet and enjoy some fab music from one of our many buskers who will be playing from 10.30-3.30pm.

Families can enjoy a range of entertainment in the form of circus skills workshops, make and take workshops, lawn games, a bouncy castle, face painting and Alice in Wonderland Stilt walkers will be roving around, 'tea party' style.

Musicians making an appearance include: Lewis Poole, Strayhearts, Dave Woan, Flic, Lyd Read, Jack Humphries, Charlie Tucker, Black River Sinners, Larry, Grace and Ash and Laz Clements.

Councillor Peter Gubbins, Chairman of South Somerset District Council's Area South Committee said, "The Great Get Together is a fantastic national community event, this hasn't been done in the town centre before, so we are hoping it will prove successful and that it could be repeated again in future years. Many activities will be free and it's an opportunity to listen to some very talented local musicians throughout the day".

There is still time for local hot and cold food traders to book a spot or for local organisations to take part, if you are interested discussing this further please contact Marie Ainsworth, Community Development Officer at SSDC on 01935 462787 or e-mail marie.ainsworth@southsomerset.gov.uk. For more information go to www.facebook.com/LoveYeovil.

Great Get Together Poster