Abbeyfield Road’s party!

Party at St. James community hall
Party at St. James community hall

Story: John Wood | Photo:Andy Stockton

On 27th September, residents of 30 houses on Abbeyfield Road met for food, fun, games and – more than anything – to get to know each other better.

The original idea was for a street party, to get people having fun together in a planet-friendly way, but we ended up in St. James' Community Hall. Everyone had a good time: there was a fantastic spread of food; the children were busy with face painting, henna, paper aeroplanes and craft modelling. A silly quiz and “Abbeyfield Road's Got Talent” involved adults and showed what everyone could do. It certainly helped neighbours get to know each other: at Halloween, families that had first met properly at the party went trick-or-treating together.

“It was great because there was stuff for the kids to do as well as the adults,”

said May, aged 9.

“Wasn't it lovely to see everyone together? I want to make it bigger next time, with stalls,”

said Nazia.

It looks like being the first of many.

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