Planning meet-up this Thursday at 8 in the Coppermill.

  

Newsletter May 22 2015.

[Online version of newsletter being delivered this weekend:-]

A few weeks ago a questionnaire was posted to every house and flat on the street asking if people would like another street party this year.  We’ve now collated the responses and all say YES to another party this year.

We also asked people to tell us their preferred date or dates for the event, and which dates they couldn’t make it. Based on the responses, it looks like the best date for the event is (drumroll) …

SATURDAY 11TH JULY

3PM – 11PM.

This doesn’t leave us much time to organise the event, so any help you can offer will be much appreciated!

 Clifford has already submitted the road closure and insurance application and put in a bid for a small amount of funding to help cover the cost of materials.

 There were a number of suggestions for events and activities provided in the questionnaire responses.

Events from last year that were suggested as good ideas again for this year included the space hopper race, Bake Off, Best Front Garden, face painting (update – and tug-of-war).

Suggestions for new events included Slowest cycle race, walking with several glasses of water (how much water left in glasses), grand finale disco (various music), sumo racing, entertainment under the shelter if needed due to weather, bouncy castle, salsa music, barn dance (with caller), gardening the verge, hula hooping, puppet show, art installation created during the day, ceildh/some other kind of dance, activities based at The Mill.

We might not have much time to organise all of these! If anyone can help please come along to the first proper planning meeting, to be held

 THURSDAY 28 MAY 8PM COPPERMILL PUB.

AS WITH ALL PREVIOUS EVENTS, ALL NEIGHBOURS AND THEIR FRIENDS ARE INVITED AND THERE IS NO ENTRANCE FEE. ALL WE ASK IS THAT YOU BRING ALONG SOME FOOD AND/OR DRINK TO SHARE ON THE DAY AND HELP WITH TIDYING UP PLATES, CANS ETC AS THE DAY GOES ON (TO AVOID A MASSIVE CLEAR UP AT THE END OF THE NIGHT).

 

Date set for 2015 Summer Street Party

We’ve been through all the questionnaire responses and checked door-to-door and it would appear the best (or least worst!) date for the majority of residents is:-

Saturday July 11th 2015.

Details of suggested events and activities will be posted soon once we’e managed to collate all the ideas.

This doesn’t give us much time to organise things, so any help people can offer will be very much appreciated. Especially if you know a good, lively band that are mainly acoustic (i.e. don’t need much of a PA) and could entertain us in the evening – maybe a Ceildh band who can get everyone dancing, or a ukelele-based punk orchestra, a skiffle-based ska band …  you get the idea – we’re talking lo-fi and low budget (expenses &  we’ll keep you in food and beer). Get in touch via this site or drop a note round to number 11.

Photos of joint Elmfield / Rensburg 1995 VE day 50th Anniversary Street Party.

20 years ago this weekend. Remembering the relief that the pain and sacrifice endured by so many families to defeat nazi ideology had finally ended.

East London bore the brunt of many of the bombing raids during WW2 – you can still see the results today. Most of the newer build houses on our streets are on the sites of homes that were destroyed by bombs. Here’s some Footage of bomb damage filmed in 1944. This site shows where the bombs dropped.

Double Rainbow Over Elmfield Road Yesterday

  

Going through the questionnaires tonight (May 7th).

we’re meeting in the Coppermill at 9 tonight (thursday the 7th) to go through the responses so we can set a date for the event. Please join us, or at least  drop off your questionnaire if you still haven’t completed it. Anyone who mentions anything about the election will be required to face a forfeit (buy a round of drinks).