Neigh­bours meet at the street party

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Anniversary Event -

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

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