St Albans families reclaiming the roads for summer street parties

Cowper Road street party. Photo: Pierre Oliviere Photography

Cowper Road street party. Photo: Pierre Oliviere Photography - Credit: Archant

This summer, families are taking back the streets from cars, lorries, and buses, with bunting, picnic baskets, and beverages.

Signs marking out Goldsmith Way street party

Signs marking out Goldsmith Way street party - Credit: Archant

This summer, families are taking back the streets from cars, lorries, and buses, with bunting, picnic baskets, and beverages.

Herts Advertiser readers have been sending us pictures of their street parties, where neighbours have the chance to have fun and get to know one another.

Neighbours in ofGoldsmith Way, Newmarket Court, and Falmouth Court held theirs as part of Jo Cox’s Great Together.

With the help of sponsors Alban City Construction, a raffle, face painting, and a sweet sale run by the children, they raised £300 for Verulamium at Play.

Face painting at Goldsmith Way street party

Face painting at Goldsmith Way street party - Credit: Archant


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On Otterton Close and Harpenden Rise in Harpenden, there was a barbecue and a cake-baking activities, with a range of games and activities for the children.

On Sunday, June 25, 14,000 people are expected to enjoy a free street festival on St Peter’s Street.

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There will be comic book workshops, storytelling sessions, meditation courses, and the Minecraft Hackathon.

There will also be the historic Alban Pilgrimage, which takes place on the Saturday. This includes a parade of giant puppets, celebrating Saint Albans, the Christian martyr.

Goldsmith Way street party

Goldsmith Way street party - Credit: Archant

For more information visit www.enjoystalbans.com/AlbanWeekend

Goldsmith Way street party

Goldsmith Way street party - Credit: Archant

Winners of the raffle at Goldsmith Way street party

Winners of the raffle at Goldsmith Way street party - Credit: Archant

A game at Goldsmith Way street party

A game at Goldsmith Way street party - Credit: Archant

A paddling pool at Hart Road street party

A paddling pool at Hart Road street party - Credit: Archant

Hart Road street party

Hart Road street party - Credit: Archant

A sweet sale at Goldsmith Way street party

A sweet sale at Goldsmith Way street party - Credit: Archant

Street party on Otterton Close and Harpenden Rise

Street party on Otterton Close and Harpenden Rise - Credit: Archant

Face painting at the Hart Road street party

Face painting at the Hart Road street party - Credit: Archant

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