We moved into our new house in Bristol at the end of June last year, just after the annual street party. We were rather gutted about this, as it would have been an awesome way to get to know our new neighbours. Not to worry, we’ve gradually been working away around the street as a result of Halloween trick or treating, Playing Out, and the new babysitting circle. But it wasn’t until this year’s street party, last weekend, that we properly felt a genuine part of our new community.
The Foxcote Road festivities were one of a wave of street parties across Bristol and the rest of the country to celebrate community, friendship and diversity, as part of both The Great Get Together (coordinated by the Jo Cox Foundation in honour of MP Jo Cox) and The Big Lunch, organised by the Eden Project’s Communities initiative.