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Colfe Road Street Party
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ForestHill Mum


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Post: #1
30-04-2015 10:35 PM

COLFE ROAD is having a Big Lunch (street party) on Sunday 7th June from 2pm-7pm. If you live on the road, or neighbouring roads and want to learn more, please join our facebook group on facebook- https://www.facebook.com/groups/848039585267990/

Or email Kirsten at kirstenjbrooks@gmail.com

We are also having another meeting to finalise plans (have lots of cool musical and kids stuff lined up for the party- DJ, 2 bands, bouncy castle, face painting, BBQ etc) so come join us on Thursday 14th May 8.30pm Railway telegraph, to find out more and get to meet your neighbours!

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corvair
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Post: #2
01-05-2015 10:35 AM

It's a nice idea, but as a resident, this is the first I've heard of it!

Not everyone has a facebook account, so can you share any more information here?

Will there be road closures? Will there be a noisy party outside my front door?Confused

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ForestHill Mum


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01-05-2015 12:07 PM

Hi, myself and another neighbours knocked on all the doors on Colfe Road on 2 separate occasions, to collect signatures to ensure people were happy about the street party. We got very enthusiastic responses.

The council then agreed to the party and the road will be closed.

We then distributed fliers to every single house on the road telling them about the plans and inviting them to a meeting so they can discuss how people can contribute and decide on entertainment etc. (You must have missed your flier).

Our street party is part of the Eden's project national project- see http://www.thebiglunch.com/.

Remember it's to promote community spirit and neighbourly cohesion.

They'll be fun music, food and lots of entertainment for adults and kids, including a bouncy castle. It's a daytime event, not in the evening. We are currently finalising details.

We are all very excited about it and think it will be a great day.

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edd


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Post: #4
02-05-2015 01:53 PM

Sounds fab! Thanks for the post. I've put in to join the fb group - we're just round the corner on Stanstead Road, but I don't think they'd let us close that for our own party, so we're going to have to crash yours. Thumbsup

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ForestHill Mum


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Post: #5
02-05-2015 02:19 PM

Great Smile Sounds good!

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ForestHill Mum


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Post: #6
14-05-2015 09:46 AM

Update: we're having another planning meeting tonight (14th May) at 8.30pm at the Railway Telegraph to discuss ideas/finalise details for the Colfe Road street party on the 7th June 2-7pm.

Come join us if you want to be involved!

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Quickfox


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Post: #7
15-05-2015 01:45 PM

sorry I missed this, I am very positive about the event and keen to be involved. Count me in, I have mentioned to other local friends as well.

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ForestHill Mum


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Post: #8
15-05-2015 02:24 PM

Great!! It's lovely how enthusiastic everyone has been.

If you are facebook please join our group= https://www.facebook.com/groups/848039585267990/

then you can keep update with plans and all the latest on there!

We need people to help with lots of things if you want to get more involved!

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Quickfox


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Post: #9
15-05-2015 02:29 PM

Hi, I'm not really a facebook person, a bit old school unfortunately (maybe I should get with the 21st century :-)
hopefully won't miss anything though if you have some of the info here too.

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ForestHill Mum


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Post: #10
15-05-2015 02:38 PM

No problem.

If you email me your house number, I can make sure you get some more information- kirstenjbrooks@gmail.com.

Otherwise, it's from 2pm-7pm on Sunday 7th June.

Here are some of the things we are planning on:

2 DJs (with the opportunity for kids to make requests)
2 bands
Cake stand
BBQ
Visit from community police and police horses

For the kids:

Face painting, balloon animals, biscuit decorating, dressing up area etc etc. Baby area.

Be great if everyone could bring some food out to share, tables and chairs and move their car before the event!

If you or anyone you know fancy baking a cake, or helping to make the bunting, just shout! Thanks

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Quickfox


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Post: #11
19-05-2015 08:28 PM

Hi Kirsten,
thanks for this message, I did email you but only just realised it came back as non-deliverable. My email is lesleyst2000@yahoo.co.uk

Thanks.

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ForestHill Mum


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Post: #12
20-05-2015 05:58 PM

UPDATE- final planning meeting on Thursday 4th June at 8.30pm in the Railway Telegraph. Just to finalise details and delegate all small tasks properly. Feel free to come even if you haven't made any meetings before- the more the merrier!! Be great to meet more people intending to come and willing to contribute in some waySmile

We need volunteers for things like- making bunting, face painting, bringing clothes for kids to dress up in, raffle, setting up on the day. If you can't come, but want to help, email me on kirstenjbrooks@gmail.com

We also have a fundraising page- so please kindly contribute a few ££. This is a non-profit event, and any remaining funds will go to St Christopher's Hospice. We just need the funds to cover insurance, bouncy castle and other outgoings. See-

http://www.gofundme.com/uuz47c

Thank You. And here's to a great day full of community spirit!

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ForestHill Mum


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Post: #13
06-06-2015 10:39 AM

Update- our Big Lunch street party is tomorrow, Sunday 7th June!! From 2-7pm Smile

The line up on the big day is looking amazing and includes;

In the live music zone:
Hummy Mummies 3.30pm-4pm
Open mic spot 4-4.30pm (10 min slots)
Chanterelles (Motown marvels) 4.30-5.15pm
Open mic spot 5.15-5.45pm (10 min slots)
South Circular 5.45pm-7pm

On the DJ decks
Earl and Earl Camanda
And more...

Toddler zone with
Bouncy castle
Face painting
Arts and crafts
Biscuit decorating
Balloon animals
Fancy dress
Toys and play area

ALL FREE!

ALSO;
Lots of delicious sharing food and drink
Cakes
BBQ
Visit from the local police with police horses!

Anyone who wants to help set up, from 12 we'll be going to the Railway telegraph to carry the tables they are lending us. And we'll be on the street from 12 setting up- come down and help if you can!!
Then from 2pm, party will start! Bring a table and a few chairs if you can, a dish to share, your good selves and some SUNSHINE!!!
You could also bring some meat to put on the bbq if you like, as they'll be a couple of barbecues on the go!!

*******IMPORTANT ****** Any residents on Colfe Road, please MOVE YOUR CARS parked on the street by 11.30am tomorrow (sunday) at the very latest!!!!!!!!! Else it may rather spoil the look of the party tomorrow Smile

Contact Kirsten 0775 2294138 or kirstenjbrooks@gmail.com

Should be a fabulous day!

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ForestHill Mum


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Post: #14
07-06-2015 09:24 AM

Plus one more additional to add to our kids' entertainment!!:

Punch and Judy and a magician from 2.30pm!

See you from 2pm!

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