Macmillan Ice Bucket Challenge at the street party

Several neighbours took part in the Macmillan Ice Bucket Challenge on Saturday to help raise money for Macmillan cancer care.


You can find out  more (including information on how to donate) at the Macmillan site.

Many thanks to Charmaine for organising this at the last minute. Peter has put some videos up on his facebook page, hopefully will be able to get copies for this site too.

Use the 2014 Memories link at the top of the page for more photos from the street party.

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Post-party get together: July 30th 8pm Coppermill Pub

We’re having a get together on thursday night from 8pm onwards at the Coppermill. Please come along  – we can talk about how the party went this year  (and how it could be improved next year).

If you have them, please bring receipts for  items you bought for the party.

If you have any photos you’d like to share on this site  please bring them along (on memory stick/card/CD) or send them via email.




Tug of War, Elmfield Road Street Party 2014

Weekend weather

According to NetWeather, we should have good weather on Saturday, although there might be some showers in the afternoon.

Netweather Forecast for Walthamstow.

By the way, at the time of writing this, this blog has had 22,600 hits since it was started. Who knew we were so popular!


2014 Street Party Nearly Here!

3PM Kids Games

4.30PM Elmfield ‘Olympics’

7PM onwards: music


 Annual Elmfield Bake Off.

leftfoxEntry is free. You just have to let everyone eat your creation afterwards. The competition categories are under 16s and 16s & over. This year’s theme is “tastes of summer”. Your entry should be home made and will be judged on taste, presentation, creativity and originality. Bring out your creations by 3pm for judging. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the winner of each category at around 6pm.

Best Front Garden Award.

Anonymous independent judges will be out inspecting our front gardens during the day. A GOLDEN FLOWERPOT will be awarded to the winning house at around 6pm.


The raffle draw will be around 8.30pm. Raffle tickets will be sold on the day (50p each or £2 for a strip of 5). Raffle prizes are donated by residents, David and Jeff will be out collecting raffle prize donations the weekend before the party. As usual, the raffle will help cover costs.


rightfoxEntry to all games is free. Just sign up on the day. The Kids Games will include Egg and Spoon Race, Sack Race, 3 Legged Race and Beanbag on Head Race. The ‘Elmfield Olympics’ will include Space Hopper Race, Tug of War, Wheelbarrow Race and 3 Legged Race. Awards / Prizes for the Kids Games will be given at the end of each game. Winners of the ‘Elmfield Olympics’ will be announced around 6pm. We’d appreciate any offers of help with running the events (just volunteer on the day).

Food / Drink.

There will be tables inside the shelter that people can use to set out any food / drink they’d like to share.

 Road Closure.

The road is officially closed to through traffic from mid-day to around midnight and there will be barriers at each end of the road to try to make the party as safe as possible. If you need to bring a vehicle on or off the road please put the barriers back. Please move any cars normally parked around the middle part of the road to either end by midday to make the road safe for everyone.

Street Decoration & Furniture.

Please come out in the morning to help finish off the shelter construction and street decorations. We’ve built up a good supply of bunting and flags over the years but could still use more if anyone is feeling creative. Any spare garden chairs / tables we can all use on the day would be very much appreciated.

 We’re going to meet every Thursday at 8pm in Coppermill for the couple of weeks leading up to the party. Come along if you’d like to get involved with last-minute planning.



One month to go…

street party 2014 logo


Currently, this is the planned order of events:-

  • 3pm start of the Kids Games (this year the prizes will be given at the end of each event).
  •  4,30pm start of the Elmfield ‘Olympics’.
  •  6pm – 7pm Awards for the winners of the ‘Olympics’, Bake Off and Best Front Garden.
  • 7pm Band – The Curfew (Irish Folk).
  •  8pm-8.30pm (depending on when the band finish) start of Raffle draw.
  •  9pm Ska Band.
  •  10pm – 10.30pm (depending on when the band finish) start of Karaoke / Open Mic .

Music will be playing all day (from 2pm – 11ish).

All events are free to enter.

Raffle tickets will be on sale on the day. Funds raised from the raffle help cover costs. Raffle prizes are donated by residents.

Bring some food / drink out to share if you can.

Please come out to help build the shelter/marquee (from thursday/friday) and/or help decorate the street (from Saturday lunchtime).

Remember that the road will be closed to traffic from mid-day to midnight to make it safe for everyone to use on the day. Please move your car to either end of the road before the party starts.

Bring out garden chairs/tables if you have them.

Have a great party!

Planning meeting tonight – 12th June 8pm

If you live on Elmfield Road and are interested in how the planning for the street party is progressing please come to the Coppermill Pub tonight at 8pm .