Hoole will host it first May Day Street festival this Sunday, May 1, after organisers said the community had been ‘crying out’ for one for a long time.

The free event , which will take place from 11am-5pm along Faulkner Street and Charles Street, will feature hot and cold food stalls, local artists, craft stalls, live music, buskers and children’s entertainers.

Organised by the Notting Hoole team who are responsible for the annual Christmas lights switch on in Hoole, the event was requested by local residents to raise money for the community centre and the Christmas event.

Founder and chairman of Notting Hoole Sue Mason feels that the suburb has been crying out for a Street Festival for a long time.

She said: ‘When we won £5,000 in November 2015 for being awarded Best Newcomer in the Great British High Street Awards, we asked local residents and businesses how they would like the money to be spent.

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“A lot of people asked for a street festival with lots of entertainment for adults and kiddies, and that is exactly what we have done.

“We’ve talked to local food producers and suppliers and we have lots of exciting stalls selling hot and cold food, plus talented local artists, arts and craft sellers and of course plenty of live music and entertainment for the children.

“The local business community has really got behind the event too and many of the shops, bars and restaurants will be open on the day.

“We are also holding a children’s art competition asking them to produce an A4 piece of art entitled Cool Hoole.”

The competition will be judged by TV Star Ian Puleston-Davies.

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