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Limestone Drive Street Party

The residents of Limestone Drive hosted a street party on Sunday 5th August. The day was organised by a committee of five households, and more than forty residents attended the event, which had a baking competition, toys, games and activities for younger attendees, charity raffle, a barbecue and of course plenty of bunting. The partygoers were asked to make a donation to LOROS, instead of covering the food costs, and the total donation from the day was £500.

Organiser Alasdair Walker said “Having recently moved to the street, we initially wanted an excuse to meet our neighbours, and once we’d seen how keen people were, a committee was formed and the plans got bigger and bigger. It’s surprisingly easy to ask the council to close a road for a street party, though Limestone Drive being a cul-de-sac also helps. It was great to see everybody play their part to get the day organised, and we ended up with a great event. Everybody had a great time and we definitely feel a stronger sense of community as a result. I would encourage anybody who wants to get to know their neighbours to give it a go!”

Alasdair Walker