4 weeks to go…
Right Royal Jubilee Street Party & Fun Day
Since the last newsletter, a lot of progress has been made in setting up a special event to celebrate both the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth’s reign and also the 20th anniversary of our residents’ association.
So what have we got?
The basis of the event is the well-tried Street Party we have held for many years. We have applied for and been granted a road closure which covers a greater area than usual. The area shown edged red in the plan below is the closed area, but we expect most of the action to take place in the area tinted yellow and if cars could be limited in this area it would help. The closure is from 10am to 6pm on 5 June.
As usual with the annual street party, the plan is to bring along something to eat and drink. But there is more!
10.45am a children’s procession (by all means dress up (and have your children dress up) will start from the junction of Haliburton and Talbot Road. By 11am it will reach the junction of Haliburton and Heron Road, adjacent to the factory where (it is rumoured) the heir to the throne’s smalls are manufactured. The procession can be joined there. Proceeding down Newry Road and back around, where certificates will be issued.
Tables will start being set up (do help) and by just after noon, the street party will start.
Music is being planned and there are some additional elements of fun:
*A table quiz
*A competition to determine the best dressed Jubilee House in the NSMRA area.
*Crazy chalk and other activities for children
The Church will be open and have agreed to their curtilage being available for the event. We are hoping that their congregation will take part in everything as in previous years.
The event will wind down in the late afternoon.
In the evening, the Tidal Crane Association is planning a small boat flotilla along the Crane and we hope to have some more details of this.
Please share this newsletter with any neighbours who have recently moved in.
NSMRA at 20
This year, the Association is 20 years old. It was set up to put together a response to the then proposed development of the Gordon House site, but it soon developed into a broader community group. In these two decades we have done some crazy stuff of which this is an incomplete list:
The Grand Annual Street Sale
The Beating of the Bounds
The Big Lunch
Concerts in the Church Hall
International Food Day.
Facilitating a consultation on a Community Parking Zone.
Christmas Parties (does anyone remember the scrapheap challenge?)
The Mummers’ Play.
An event in the church to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War.
Feeding into the improvements in the Church curtilage.
Campaigning for lower speeds in our streets.
Research into the names on the local War Memorial and a walk around houses which were lived in by those who fell.
Regular reports from our local Neighbourhood Watch.
Campaigning against the removal of local bus stops.
An event to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Working with other local associations.
But we need new input and new blood to keep this Association running. All the evidence suggests that community groups make places safer and more fun to live in. They are worth nurturing, but will not continue in a vacuum. So why not make this the time you get involved?
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