Upper Clapton neighbours get to know each other at first ever street party

The street party on Sunday saw more than 200 people turn out. Picture: Gavin Lau

The street party on Sunday saw more than 200 people turn out. Picture: Gavin Lau - Credit: Archant

What better way for neighbours in Upper Clapton to get to know each other than by closing off their road and holding a party?

It was the first get together for people in the area to meet new their neighbours. Picture: Gavin La

It was the first get together for people in the area to meet new their neighbours. Picture: Gavin Lau - Credit: Archant

That’s exactly what 200 people living in Geldeston, Northwold, Narford, Alconbury, Brooke, Reighton and Norcott Roads did on Sunday.

With a closure order granted by the town hall, children played freely in the street while adults chatted and everyone tucked into the delicious home-made food from a whole host of cultures.

It was organised by the Northwold Area Residents’ Group.

Sheila Webb told the Gazette: “It was the first one and the idea was that people could get to know each other. A group of eight of us who have lived here for quite a while thought it would be a good idea and it was just enjoyed by young and old.

“Everything on offer was done by local residents, we had a sixth former from Mossbourne playing double bass, my neighbour on the saxophone. Everyone brought a bit of food and did their bit.

“People were coming up to me saying they loved it. It was so good we might do it again!”