|In The Street, On The Pavement or In The Park
Party with your neighbours and build community spirit
Street parties are a great way to meet neighbours and build community spirit but with the Royal Wedding date fast approaching it's probably too late to get a road closure application processed in time by the council.
A street party really is best in a closed road as more people join in and it is great to have no traffic for the day. If you live in a cul-de-sac some councils waive the need for a road closure.
A 'street meet' is a great alternative to a full-on street party and will be just as worthwhile. Use a space where your neighbours can find you easily and be safe too, like a driveway or front garden. Or even move a few cars to have space around the pavement. Put up some bunting and tables, and enjoy a barbecue, picnic or tea party.
Or you can have a neighbours' picnic in a local park and you may not need to get formal permission from the relevant council parks department if there are not too many of you and you do not have music or a BBQ. See here for an example that took place in Fulham.
March 29, 2011