Neighbours meet at the street party
It seems as though street parties in Ashford are no longer a thing of the past due to the Great Get Together.
The Red Tree Orchard residential area in Singleton held a street party as part of the nationwide scheme on Saturday, June 24.
It was set up in memory of MP Jo Cox, who was murdered last June, in order to bring communities closer together.
Residents at the Singleton street party enjoyed a game of ‘human bingo’ which saw everyone introduce themselves to one another. There was also a general knowledge quiz to get people talking and find out each other’s interests as well as giant bubbles for the children to play with.
Co-organiser Julia Finnis said: “Myself, Katie Prior and Sarah-Marie Collins decided as a community we could get everyone together and get to know those people who live closest to us. We thought, considering the awful things that have happened throughout the last few years, with numerous terror attacks and hate crimes, that we could show our children and those around us that the world really is a good place.
“We had a fabulous turnout. Our whole road rallied round and showed proper community spirit.” 9 ’til late