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20/04/2011 12:46:40

What Streets Alive is up to as the street party season hots up

Too late for Royal wedding Street Party? Forgotten that we have an extra bank holiday in April? Just woken up with the spring sunshine?

Well no fear, instead of a full blown Street Party you can hold a last minute informal StreetMeet.

These are still great fun events, held with neighbours and with many of the ingredients of a Street Party. Pick a piece of land, such as a driveway, front garden or end of a cul-de-sac that is private, so you don't need permission and have your get-together there.

Street SwapShop Trial Launched by Streets Alive

Over 50 street parties are going to trial our new Street SwapShop during their royal wedding Street Parties. This unique toolkit allows people to build on the small acts of neighbourly kindness that people perform everyday in their communities. The idea is to help neighbours share their skills, ideas, resources, and goods, starting at the Street Party and continuing throughout the year. Read more here.

Bristol Tops Cities for Road closures for the Royal Wedding

Bristol the home city of Streets Alive has topped the tables for street party closures with 54 applications for the 29th April 2011. Others are Cardiff (52) and Portsmouth (28).

Hertfordshire streaked ahead of all other counties with an impressive 132 applications, followed by West Sussex (113) and Kent (85).

In the capital which are having a total of 721 the contest was more tightly fought, with Wandsworth topping the bill with 49 applications, closely followed by Croydon (48) and Richmond (44).

A total of about 4000 road closure applications were received by the end of March, with many more likely to have come in since. Final figures tbc.

Information courtesy LGA Street Party Info.

Request for Photos

We want your photos from your street parties. We're looking for best dressed brides and grooms, best cake and best crowns! And any other themed games and activities you want to share. If you or your friends capture some particularly great shots of your big day, then send them through to us or add them directly to our Flickr group: Flickr Royal Wedding Street Party. Just for the love of it!


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