Pemberton Gardens street party helps bring neighbours together

Street party
Organisers Yvette Daniel and Juliana Elusade join partygoers and Local Artist entertai

Street party Organisers Yvette Daniel and Juliana Elusade join partygoers and Local Artist entertainer Sorcha Ra - Credit: Archant

A street party held to help people get to know their neighbours at the weekend was a “great success,” according to the organiser.

One of the youngsters enjoys the circus workshop as part of the party

One of the youngsters enjoys the circus workshop as part of the party - Credit: Archant

An all day BBQ, a DJ, a hair and nail bar and a circus workshop were just some of the events on offer in Pemberton Gardens in Archway on Saturday, with locals all chipping in to bring the party together.

The get-together was held as part of ‘the big lunch’ initiative, which seeks to “get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.”

And organiser Yvette Daniel, of Pemberton Gardens, said that’s exactly what the event achieved.

“The feedback we got at the end of the day was fantastic,” she said.


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“We were really happy with how everything went. People were kind enough to bring food from home, neighbours met who had never met before. A lot of the kids here go to different schools and don’t necessarily know each other, but they were in and out of each others houses playing games. It was a great day.”

Around one hundred people attended the event throughout the day, with locals staying and chatting out the front of their houses well into the evening.

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To find out more about ‘the big lunch’, visit http://www.thebiglunch.com/

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