Street Party News 25 April 2012

Elmfield Road Summer Street Party 2012

3 months to go…

Since the first annual street party in 2008 we’ve managed to hold our community event without asking for any external funding, with people on the street covering all the costs. This year the council have invited local people to bid for funding to help cover the costs of holding street parties, so Bridget, Charmaine and Cliff are preparing applications to help cover at least some of the costs of the event. They’re asking for help with the costs of the marquee, tables and chairs, decorations and entertainment equipment. We’ll let everyone know the outcome as soon as we hear back from the Council.

Road closure and insurance applications are also being submitted. We expect the road will be closed to through traffic from noon to midnight on July 21st 2012.

Some have raised concerns that ‘Camp In London’ event might invite unwanted visitors to the party. If that event goes ahead (at the moment, the council have rejected the application) it doesn’t open to the public until July 26th. This is several days after our summer street party on the 21st.

Street Party Planning Meeting Tuesday May 1st

The first full planning meeting for the summer 2012 Street Party will be held on Tuesday 1 May at 7.30pm in the Coppermill Pub. We know it’s not ideal for everyone to meet up in the pub but hopefully it should be relatively quiet on a Tuesday night. As usual, everyone is invited. If you can make it, please come along. Anyone can raise topics for discussion at the meeting, but we’ll need to make sure we cover the following:-

  • What’s happening with the applications for funding, road closure and insurance
  • The questionnaire suggestions on how the party can be improved this year
  • Other ideas for events and activities to be held on the day
  • How we can raise funds to help cover costs of the event
  • Who’s going to help co-ordinate the various activities and events.

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