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Sam
05-06-2012, 05:28 PM
I just wanted to share this with you guys because I'm buzzing even still.

We organised a Jubilee Street Party for our Close yesterday. Fortunately we chose the one sunny day from the whole bank holiday weekend. I arranged with our local council for the road to be closed, booked a bouncy castle for the kids and sorted out a disco (for free). Between a small group of neighbours we made a buffet with cakes, sandwiches, etc and in the morning they all came out and we covered the whole Close with balloons and buntings that I've been gathering over the weeks. We sorted out seats, barbecues and gazebos then just sat back and waited for everyone to come.

Although we had interest from around 10 of the houses out of 35 we had a massive turnout on the day. At one point we had around 70 people which is just as well as we had more than enough food to feed the whole of the village. It was fantastic to see people, who are neighbours and just don't speak normally, getting to know each other. The best thing for me was to see some of the pensioners come out and for them to mingle with young and old. The local paper came and took some photo's and people, from other streets, came to join us in a drink. It made me feel very proud of us all. The party started at 2pm but didn't finally end until 10.30pm

My fantastic neighbours presented me later with a huge bouquet of flowers and a card signed by every house which was lovely but I didn't do it on my own. We've decided that we will make this an annual event, perhaps with a little less food and make sure that we don't all disappear behind our doors again for another few years.

We really do live in a very lovely Street, we are so lucky to be surrounded by such nice people. :hug2:

Britchick
05-06-2012, 05:33 PM
that's lovely Sam, good to see that the spirit is alive in some places!:happybounce:

Johnie
05-06-2012, 06:31 PM
That is so nice! Sounds like you all had a wonderful time.

Wendy
05-06-2012, 06:50 PM
It sounds like a wonderful day was had by all Sam :D Well done on organising such a big event :hug2:

You were lucky you weren't down in the West Country yesterday, it rained all day and finally stopped at about 3.30pm today!

Thank you for sharing :hug2:

MystikPiglit
05-06-2012, 07:35 PM
That sounds wonderful, Sam. I'm glad to hear it was a success. :yes:

Isafari
05-06-2012, 07:59 PM
Well done Sam and friends/neighbours. Sounds like you had a lot of fun:thumbsup:

Deafjeff
06-06-2012, 06:41 AM
Fan :yes: bet it was a wonderful sense of community feeling!


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uscwest
06-06-2012, 11:04 AM
Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all Sam.

Sam
06-06-2012, 08:28 PM
It's so nice now, I've seen different people over the past couple of days and they've taken the time to stop and chat where as in the past they would have probably driven on past. I've also found out that a few of the pensioners have decided to get together weekly for afternoon tea at each others houses. It's amazing to think how just one day can make such a difference to people's lives.