Street Parties… and other fun ways to build community with your neighbours.

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Need something other than a street party?

There are plenty of things you can do to begin bringing your neighbours together. Start with the end in mind. What are your dreams for your street or neighbourhood or community? You may want to start with something small and manageable. Click on the picture above for a few ideas:

Why would I run a Street Party?

Our neighbourhood in southeast London has become a friendlier place. The introduction of street parties nearly 5 years ago has played a large part in it. Older folk love the all age get-togethers because it reminds them that they still belong. Children enjoy the novelty of a party with games and activities on their road. Most teenagers don’t want to miss the family fun. New families find a platform where they can meet others. Click on the picture above to read more.

The Story of My Street

I live in a street where the residents who live in houses with even numbers are the current Tug O War champions. Unfortunately for me, I live in number thirteen. I live in a street where watching Barbara, who’s in her nineties, do the Limbo is legendary. I live in a street where it can take ages to walk home because so many people stop to chat. When William & Kate decided to marry, they presented my husband and I with a wonderful opportunity for a celebration that was right up our street! Having recently arrived in southeast London from overseas, we decided there was no better time to help draw the neighbourhood together...Click on the picture above to read the full story.

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Street Party Manual for Churches and Christian Organisations

Includes information on insurance, council, planing the event and handy tips to help the day run smoothly

Click on the picture above to download your copy of the Street Party manual.

A complete ‘how to guide’ with easy steps to follow from “how do I get started?” right through to “what should I do after it’s over?” This How to Run a Street Party manual contains 50 pages of help to support you as you step out and serve your community. There's even a chapter on how to share your faith appropriately at a Street Party, showing you just where it fits in your strategy for evangelism. Download your copy here

Street Party Manual for Community Groups and Organisations

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Click on the picture above to download your copy of the Street Party manual.

A complete ‘how to guide’ with easy steps to follow from “how do I get started?” right through to “what should I do after it’s over?” This How to Run a Street Party manual contains 50 pages of help to support you as you step out and serve your community.  Download your copy here.

Seven Steps to your Street Party

If you are just starting out, we have put together a 7 step plan to help you run your first street party. You can take as long or as little time as you want to organise your event but we'd recommend giving yourself at least 2 weeks. Depending on where you live, six weeks is a good amount of time if you need to block off your street and get permission from the council. Click on an image below and download all the information you need to work on. Have fun!

Getting Started

Plan & Make Decisions

Put Structures in Place

Street Party Preparations

Resources & Programme

It’s Street Party Time

 

Follow up and Debrief

 
 

We are pleased to make these resources freely available. Producing them does cost in time and money however; if you have found them helpful in any way, we would encourage you make a donation so that we can continue serving you this way.