THE first-ever street party for the residents of Gorse Walk, West Drayton, was one to remember yesterday as more than 70 people turned out to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

With a barbecue, bouncy castle, a treasure hunt, quiz, races and raffles, the neighbours were spoilt for choice on activities to commemorate 60 years of the Queen’s reign.

They celebrated into the evening and already have their sights set on the next one.

“It went fantastically well,” said Rachel Harrison, street party organiser. “It was a day enjoyed by young and old, and people have been asking when the next one will be.”

Rachel said she would not hesitate to hold another after residents contributed by bringing food as well as putting money in to buy children mugs as mementoes.

There were 25 raffle prize and fireworks to end the celebrations.

“It was a day which showed that it is definitely good to be British,” said Rachel. “There are so many things in the world to moan about and this was a really good thing for people to enjoy.”

Local businesses supported the event, with Bill the Baker, of Long Lane, and donating and discounting goods for the party.