Date set for 2016 Street Party

There were a total of 28 responses to the recent questionnaire asking residents if they’d like a street party again this year and if so, when to hold it. A resounding 100% of the respondents said “YES” to a street party.

Views on the best date weren’t quite as unanimous, with 19 votes for July, 16 for August, 4 for September and 3 for June. When asked about dates to avoid, 1 respondant said they couldn’t make July 2nd, 4 couldn’t make July 9th, 6 couldn’t make the 16th, 4 the 23rd, 3 the 30th, 6 couldn’t do August 6th, 3 couldn’t do the 13th, 3 the 20th and 7 the 27th.

A few of us got together on Monday (18th April) to go through the responses and try to find the best (or least worst) date for the event. From the responses it was clear that the 2nd of July was the least worst date, but some felt it was too early in the summer. However, after much discussion, it was agreed this is the fairest date to choose and appears to be the only date most people can make the event.

It was agreed that this year’s event will be Saturday July 2nd 2pm – late.

More details will be provided in the newsletter being dropped through letterboxes this week.

The next planning meeting & get together is on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May at 6pm at the Coppermill (hopefully outside, weather permitting). Come along if you can.

Remember, Bob’s Birthday Party will be held on Saturday June 4th from 2pm – 4pm. All Elmfield residents are invited.



Molten glass, electricity, dangerous gases … What’s not to like about this.

Neon workshops at Blackhorse Studios.

First 2016 get together – 8pm Monday at the Coppermill

Come along if you’re free & help us go through the questionnaires to decide the best date for the party.


Street Party 2016 – help us choose the best date.

Just a reminder that you can still help us choose the best date by filling in this short online survey. You can also use the comments section at the end to let Bob know how many of you will be coming out for his 88th birthday party. Please respond by April 15th. If you prefer you can return the questionnaire that was posted through your door.

Free afternoon of acoustic punk ukelele music this Sunday.

The Pukes are playing a free gig this Sunday afternoon at the Royal Sovereign in Clapton. More info at their facebook page 

They say

“As you know, we do love a raffle. This Sunday at The Sov we’ll be raising cash for Focus E15 Mothers, a group of women who are fighting for decent homes for all and to stop evictions and social cleansing of east London. Housing is a human right!”