MALVERN Terrace could lay claim to the title 'Taunton's friendliest street'.

Over the years neighbours have held community events in the street and they're now planning to pull out all the stops again this weekend with a street party.

Organisers are arranging a Great Get Together on Saturday, an initiative formed following the murder of MP Jo Cox in her Batley and Spen constituency in 2016.

Rosie Hather, who is on the organising committee, said: "I grew up in Malvern Terrace and still have a lot to do with it as my mum still lives there and I am good friends with lots of the neighbours.

"It's a lovely street to grow up in and there's a strong community.

"We all keep in touch with each other through a Facebook group and help each other when the need arises.

"The idea of Saturday's event is to get the community together so we all get to know each other a bit better."

Traffic will be barred from the street during the day's activities, which last from 10am to 10pm.

The action will kick off with breakfast followed by ice breaker bingo, which will encourage those attending to find out more about each other and to get to know their neighbours better.

Afterwards there will be a programme of activities, team games and children's competitions.

Taunton Mayor Cllr Fran Smith will attend in the afternoon to judge a Bake Off contest.

That will be followed by a bring-your-own afternoon tea, with tables and chairs set up in the street, and a quiz about Taunton.

The evening will feature a barbeque and a sing-a-long session.

Rosie said: "We've held street parties in the past for other celebrations, but this is the first Great Get Together and is gong to be the biggest one yet.

"We've invited everyone in the street and the surrounding areas of Priorswood Road and are expected a lot of people, along with family members and friends.

"It's all about getting the community together so that we know each other properly."