Sunday 5th we had our street party! Obviously due to covid last year was no go but this year we were able to have a street do. In some ways was scaled back to usual due to wanting to get in before weather really changes and getting the approval process and application from council. So was put together in about 5 weeks. Despite some of the usual bits missing or unable to book as not available we had a great time.
Was good to connect with old and some new neighbours and eat chat and generally have fun. We always do a raffle and local businesses often donate some great prizes from meals and haircuts to usually lots of chocolate and wine and all-sorts as prizes. Waiting to hear final figure put we raised over £200 to be split between 2 local charities. So considering was put together quick and missed some of our usual attractions we had a great afternoon and the weather was in our favour.
Had a quiz too which I was involved in writing this time so we had a mix of all-sorts from TV to history and geography, etc. Winning team then won a prize and was quite a close call on winning team and runner ups.
The cake competition was well baked and again worthy winners.
I have heard already of rumours of next year's and potential dates being looked at. So was a great day for all a chance to connect and chat and meet new folk in the street. I love our little community here and we a mixed bunch who there for each other without living in each others pockets. I expect the Christmas raffle be starting at some point and for now subject to weather our little bingo is doing well. 🙂