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Good Afternoon with Jack Sullivan

5th June 2012
Posted by Gateway 97.8

Diamond Jubilee Special

Join Jack Sullivan on Gateway 97.8, for a special celebration on Bank Holiday Monday and Tuesday, 4th and 5th June, as he goes live to street parties between 2:00pm and 5:00pm.

Are you holding a Diamond Jubilee street party? Where are you going this weekend? What are you doing to celebrate? Text or email your name, contact details and where you are from to 01268 833978 or [email protected]. Send us your pictures too.

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Jubilee Street Parties and Celebrations:

These are some of the Jubilee Street Parties and Celebrations in the local community, that are happening near you. There will be several road closures from 1st June to 5th June inclusive. Don’t drive unless you have to, and plan your journey in advance. Listen live for real-time traffic updates.

Saturday 2nd June 2012
Basildon: James Square, SS15 5PE
Grays: The Willows, RM17 6HP
Grays: Bromley, RM17 6LE
Benfleet: Romsey Road, SS7 5TP
Benfleet: Ormonde Avenue, SS7 2EN

Sunday 3rd June 2012
Basildon: East Thorpe, SS14 1LY
Basildon: Deacon Drive, SS15 5FY
Pitsea: Chalvendon Avenue, SS13 1AF
Wickford: Beauchamps Drive, SS11 8NJ
Langdon Hills: West Hook, SS16 6UF
Langdon Hills: Reading Close, SS16 6UF
Billericay: James Square, CM11 2LN
Billericay: Tyelands, CM12 9PB
Stanford-le-Hope: Hall Close, SS17 8HJ
Stanford-le-Hope: Manor Road, SS17 0NY
Stanford-le-Hope: Scratton Road, SS17 0NZ
Chadwell St. Mary: Cole Avenue, RM16 4JN
Grays: Connaught Avenue, RM16 2XX
Grays: Gunning Road, RM17 6UQ
Grays: Dell Road, RM17 5ND
Grays: Langthorne Crescent, RM17 5XA
Grays: Grays End Close, RM17 5QR
South Ockendon: Fullarton Cresent, RM15 5HZ
Canvey Island: Hope Road, SS8 7LL
Canvey Island: Fenwick Way, SS8 9FF
Canvey Island: Hannah Close, SS8 9FH
Canvey Island: San Remo Road, SS8 7LF
Canvey Island: George Close, SS8 9PU
Canvey Island: Lionel Road, SS8 9DE
Benfleet: Kennington Avenue, SS7 4BS
Benfleet: Norwood Drive, SS7 1LJ
Benfleet: Sidwell Park, SS7 1LQ
Benfleet: Cross Road, SS7 1RP
Benfleet: West Green, SS7 5SX
Benfleet: Fairview Close, SS7 4JS
Benfleet: Sunnymede Close, SS7 3QT
Hadleigh: Orchill Drive, SS7 2LS
Leigh-on-Sea: Aberdeen Gardens, SS9 3RH

Monday 4th June 2012
Basildon: Hockley Road, SS14 1RQ
Wickford: Longfield Road, SS11 8PU
Wickford: Annett Close, SS12 9JH
Langdon Hills: Knightingales, SS16 6SA
Billericay: Chestnut Avenue, CM12 9JG
Orsett: High Road, RM16 3LD
Orsett: Pound Lane, RM16 3HD
Chadwell St. Mary: Orsett Heath Crescent, RM16 4UY
Chadwell St. Mary: Seaborough Road, RM16 4PA
Chadwell St. Mary: St. Teresa Walk, RM16 4NJ
Stanford-le-Hope: Branksome Avenue, SS17 8BH
Tilbury: Arkwright Road, RM18 8XL
Grays: High View Avenue, RM17 6RU
Grays: Lenmore Avenue, RM17 5NZ
Grays: Oval Gardens, RM17 5NR
Chafford Hundred: Cecil Avenue, RM16 6QA
Canvey Island: Magnolia Close, SS8 0GD
Canvey Island: Zelham Drive, SS8 7QR
Canvey Island: First Avenue, SS8 9LP
Benfleet: Sunnymede Close, SS7 3QT
Benfleet: St. Martin’s Close, SS7 4LL
Benfleet: Nicholson Road, SS7 1RJ
Benfleet: Richmond Avenue, SS7 5HF
Benfleet: The Saltings, SS7 2BD
Benfleet: Moreland Close, SS7 4ER
Thundersley: Drake Road, SS7 3YL
Thundersley: Copper Beeches, SS7 3UA
Hadleigh: Elm Road, SS7 2AH

Tuesday 5th June 2012
Basildon: Nether Priors, SS14 1LT
Wickford: First Avenue, SS11 8RA
Wickford: Third Avenue, SS11 8RF
Corringham: Freeman Court, SS17 7RH
Tilbury: Austen Close, RM18 8DB
Grays: Allenby Crescent, RM17 6DH
Grays: Premier Avenue, RM16 2SD
Canvey Island: Batavia Road, SS8 0QL
Benfleet: Alexandra Road, SS7 1JS
Benfleet: Birch Close, SS7 4NE

Friday 8th June 2012
Basildon: Swan Close, SS15 5GE
Basildon: Scarletts, SS14 2HZ
Basildon: Home Mead, SS15 6HN
Basildon: Witchards, SS16 5BH
Basildon: Thistle Court, SS14 1LP

Jubilee Weekend on Gateway 97.8

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FirstGroup Essex
Bank Holiday dates 4th and 5th of June for the Queens Jubilee will run Sunday bus services across all routes around Basildon and East Thurrock. Check First Group Essex website for more information on your routes timetable.

Saturday 2nd June 2012: c2c will operate a normal Saturday service with Laindon and Ockendon route services strengthened to eight coaches.

Sunday 3rd June 2012: c2c will operate a normal Sunday service on the Laindon and Ockendon route with all services strengthened to eight coaches. An enhanced service will be operated on the Rainham route, the Barking to Grays shuttle service will be withdrawn and replaced by two trains per hour between Fenchurch Street and Grays via Rainham, and an extra earlier morning and later evening service will also run.

Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th June 2012: c2c will operate a normal Saturday service with Laindon and Ockendon route services strengthened to eight coaches.

Greater Anglia
Train operator Greater Anglia will be running a Saturday frequency of service on the Bank Holidays of Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th June 2012, celebrating H.M. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Local services from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street will therefore run to a Saturday service rather than the normal Sunday timetable on Bank Holidays, and will run at an hourly frequency.

London Underground
The majority of services will be operating as normal over the Diamond Jubilee weekend. The Richmond to Willesden Junction and South Tottenham to Barking sections of the line will not operate due to engineering work.

Avoid travelling through London if you’re not attending an event. To avoid delays, plan your journey in advance and check before you travel. You can expect public transport will be busier than usual. Visit the TfL website to plan your journey into and out of London, and buy tickets in advance to save time and avoid queues.


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Picnic in the Park – Monday 4th June 2012 – 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Noak Bridge Parish Council are holding a picnic in the Park from 2-6pm on the Wash Road Playing Field. Go Bonkers inflatables, Skittleman Childrens Entertainer, face painting, tatoos, Gateway 97.8, Kayzar Street Dance show, children’s fancy dress best dressed red, white and blue outfit, for Queen or King. Bring along a picnic, friends and relatives and celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. All proceeds on the day will be split between Essex Air Ambulance and Cancer Research UK. Wash Road, Basildon, SS15 4AZ.

Local Events:

T-Fest Thurrock Festival – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June 2012 – 10:00am – 7:00pm
Acts performing at Grays Beach Riverside Park, Thames Road, Thurrock, RM17 6JP are:
Bass Six, 22nd Century, David van Day, Tall Dark Friend BGT, Mr Quest, Ollie Fox, Tip Toe, Urban all starz, DSC, Breakin Point, Kicc Group, JTD, Ten Point Two, The Gettaways, Ethereal Fire, Dorian Quest, Broom Busters, Beyond Repair, Brazilian Colours, Bollywood and Bhangra, Kayzar, Elements, Doll Set Tones, The Shaolin Monks, The Contacts, Black Eagles, DJ Quick Step, The Du’kes, ROOM 94, The Bon Bons, Lloyd Daniels X Factor, Danyl Johnson X Factor, Janet Devlin X Factor, The Risk X Factor, Car Boot Tetris, and Special Guests.

Canvey Methodist Church – Saturday 2nd June 2012 – 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Come for food and fun in the church garden. Childrens games etc. Price: £3 for adults, £1.50 for children under 12. Canvey Methodist Church, Waarden Road, Canvey Island, SS8 9AB. Telephone: 01268 683551.

RSPB West Canvey Marsh – Sunday 3rd June 2012 – 11:00am – 4:00pm
Join us for a picnic Jubilee celebration. Bring along your own picnic, invite your friends and neighbours, and join us for a community celebration. RSPB West Canvey Marsh, Roscommon Way, Canvey Island, SS8 0PT. Telephone: 01268 498629 Email: [email protected] Price: Free.

Labworth Park – Sunday 3rd June 2012 – 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Canvey Island Town Council is organising a Big Jubilee Lunch at Labworth Park on Canvey Island seafront, working with local community groups and organisations to hold a free entry event to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Come with your picnics, enjoy local entertainment, mini games activities for the children, heritage marquee and traditional games on the community stalls. Eastern Esplanade, Canvey Island, SS8 7DW. Telephone: 01268 683971 Email: [email protected] Price: Free.

Paddocks Community Hall – Monday 4th June 2012 – 11:00am – Midnight
Festivities running throughout the day at the Recreation Ground off Pound Lane, Laindon, with a Street Party starting at 11am. Organised by the Paddocks Community Association, a bouncy castle and a range of children’s games will be on offer. Visitors asked to bring their own food and drink. A BBQ party will be running with open mic, raffle and entertainment.

Wickford Memorial Park – Monday 4th June 2012 – 8:00pm – Late
Organised by the Royal British Legion, a BBQ and disco will be on offer at their club house on Runwell Road opposite the War Memorial, Wickford.

Sun Corner – Monday 4th June 2012 – 9:00pm – Late
Choirs, morris dancers and much more will be on offer, as well as a range of refreshments the Town Council play host to a special event at Sun Corner from 9pm. Beacon Lighting from 10pm.

The Village Green – Monday 4th June 2012 – 8:00pm – Late
Refreshments available within the village hall ahead of the beacon light switch on in Little Burstead.

West Lane Park – Monday 4th June 2012 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Diamond Jubilee Celebration Street Party & Fete. Bouncy Castle, BBQ, Bar Cream Teas, Dog Show, Classic Cars, Dr Who Car and Darlek, Face Painting, Childrens Creative Corner, lots of stalls and entertainment. Bowers Gifford, Basildon, SS13 2JA. Telephone: 07766987436 Email: [email protected] Price: Free Programs: £1.

South Benfleet Social Club – Monday 4th June 2012 – 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Charity Fun Day for Queens Diamond Jubilee. In aid of Help for Heroes and Little Havens Hospice. DJ, Bouncy Castle, BBQ, lots of stalls, games and prizes. Vicarage Hill, Benfleet, SS7 1PB. Telephone: 01268 206159.

Craylands Community Hall – Wednesday 6th June 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Free Jubilee Fun Day organised by Craylands Activity Zone and Craylands and Fryerns Community Panel. Arts and crafts, wall climbing, music and family entertainment plus free royal tea will be provided for all guests.

Ballards Walk – Friday 8th June – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Free Jubilee Fun Day organised by Lee Chapel North Community Panel. Singers, dancers, music and family activities will be held on the day.
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