TIPTREE is set to host its own jubilee fun day to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years of service and help bring back a much-loved community event.

The parish council is organising and staging a fun-filled event to celebrate the platinum jubilee.

Grove Road Playing Field will host children’s rides, all-day live music, craft stalls and face-painting for residents to enjoy on June 3.

A range of food and drink will also be available, including a hog roast, pies and toasties, burgers and hot dogs, ice cream, candy floss and pop corn and hot and cold drinks.

As well as being a celebration for the Queen, the jubilee event is also a fundraiser and 50 per cent of the proceeds will help fund the return of the village’s Christmas fair.

Entry is free but donations are welcome.

Organisers are also calling for more volunteers to help out.

Tiptree Homes has arranged advertising boards for the event and volunteers are needed to put up the boards, hopefully in places where there is significant traffic and footfall.

The boards will go up at the beginning of May and will stay up for four weeks.

Any entertainers who can also volunteer to do a 30-minute stage performance are asked to get in touch.

Anyone interested in volunteering can find out more on the Tiptree Christmas Fayre Facebook page.

The fair organisers and volunteers - known as the Tiptree Christmas Fairies - have also started a fundraising page for their return event.

A spokesman said: “After two years of cancellations due to the pandemic, the fair will be back bigger and better than ever on November 17.

“The event is organised by volunteers and we desperately need your help to raise funds to enable for us to make this happen and make this an extra special community event.

“Please give what you can to help make this happen. Every £1 is truly appreciated.”

So far £110 has been raised towards the £5,000 target.

To donate visit bit.ly/3EfZ1UY.

The other half of the money raised from Tiptree’s platinum jubilee fun day will go to Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.