Street Party Update July 13th 2011

Hi all,
The final party preparations are now underway. The weather forecast isn’t very promising at the moment but the party will go ahead, rain or shine.

Cliff will be out putting the framework of the Marquee together from Thursday onwards. Please pop out and give him a hand if you can, especially on Saturday morning. It’s important that the Marquee is securely constructed by Saturday lunchtime so that, even it is raining, we all can start bringing out food and drink and can start wiring up the PA and lighting equipment in a safe, dry environment.

If it’s really pouring down on the day, maybe people who have Gazebos could build them on the Green to add more shelter space.

As usual there won’t be a traditional long street party table on the street, so please bring out spare chairs, camping tables etc that can be set out on the Green or in the Marquee.

Here’s some of the food and drink people have told us, so far, that they’re planning to make and bring along:- Greek salad with feta, cakes, dolma, dumplings, pizzas, quiche, wine, rice and peas, carrot juice, stir fried noodles, fried rice, cupcakes, hotdogs, pasta, muffins, croissant, bhadia, pilau rice, potato salad, more wine, nibbles, scotch eggs, snacks, crisps, Turkish cakes, watermelon, soft drinks, Guinness punch, cous cous salad,

We’ll need the following on the day:- Paper plates, paper dishes, disposable cutlery, serviettes, cling film, kitchen foil, paper towels, ice, strong bin bags. I’m planning to go out and buy these over the next couple of days but it will help to have more on the day.

If you tend to have an empty recycling box, maybe you could bring these over on the day for cans, bottles etc.

Don’t forget to move any vehicles you have to either end of the street by Saturday lunchtime (away from the centre of the street) so that there’s a safe space in the centre of the street for people to use. The road will be closed to all but emergency vehicles on the day.

There’ll be a list of Karaoke songs available for everyone to look through from lunchtime by the stage. At the moment, the running order is 3pm The Stowicks (Ceilidh Band), 7pm Musical Bingo (announcements about how this works will be made on the day), 8.00pm Wildeflower (live covers / rock set), 9pm Raffle, 10pm Karaoke and Dancing. Ongoing throughout the day will be the Boules tournament, kids games and face painting.

Raffle tickets will be on sale all day. Please buy tickets to help support the event. You might even win something.

Here’s hoping the Elmfield Road 2011 Street Party is the best ever, whatever the weather.

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