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Connect With Your Neighbours and Community at a Jubilee Street Party

May 25, 2022

Union Jack Jubilee bunting

From 2nd to the 5th June, there’ll be celebrations up and down the country to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. After a few years of not being able to connect with our neighbours and our community, a Jubilee street party is the perfect excuse for us all to get together.

A History of the Street Party

The street party as we know it started with the ‘Peace Teas’ that marked the end of the First World War in 1919. Then there were more celebrations for the Jubilee of King George V in 1935, the Coronation of King George VI in 1937, and for VE and VJ Days at the end of World War II in 1945.

The next big celebration was the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 and we’ve celebrated big occasions like Royal weddings with street parties every since.

An Important Way to Connect Communities

Even though we are more connected than ever with the technology we have, many people are less connected with their neighbours and community. That’s where events like a Jubilee street party come in.

If you don’t know your neighbours that well or you know that they are isolated, it’s the perfect excuse to reach out. Knock on doors, invite people to a street party, or even just for tea and cake in your garden to mark the occasion.

What better way to make friends and connect (or reconnect) with people in your community than to gather around tables to eat together, play games, listen to music, and have fun?

What’s On

If you’re still unsure about how you’ll be celebrating, there are a few lovely events going on locally.

Tewkesbury Road Community Rest Garden

Rest Garden Jubilee Lunch

On Monday 30th May, there’s a Jubilee Garden Lunch on at the Rest Garden from 11.30am-1.30pm. There’ll be a picnic lunch, cream teas, face painting, and the chance to do take part in some Jubilee crafts. Fancy making your own Royal crown or bunting? Want to try your hand at painting a rock? All funds raised will go to the Friends of Elmfield Park who work tirelessly to keep our green spaces safe, beautiful, and clean for everyone in the community.

For more information or to book, contact Ali 07864721616 or Jo 07940064345.

Gas Green Community Jubilee Celebrations

Gas Green Jubilee street party

On Sunday 5th June, there’s a Thanksgiving service for the Queen at Gas Green Baptist Church followed by a Street part on Charles Street. We are delighted that we could contribute some funding to this amazing community event.

Email to get your tickets.

Community events like these really help us all to make connections and celebrate what’s important to us in the areas where we live. Connected communities are stronger communities; we are better together.