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Addison Road street party proves popular with residents

PUBLISHED: 18:20 16 June 2014 | UPDATED: 09:16 17 June 2014

Union jacks and children on bicycles. Picture: Colin Cronin

Union jacks and children on bicycles. Picture: Colin Cronin

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There was eating, playing and flags waving at a good old fashioned street party that was held on Saturday to bring neighbours together.

Cricket bats at the ready - sports in the street. Picture: Colin Cronin Cricket bats at the ready - sports in the street. Picture: Colin Cronin

The annual Addison Road street party is in its third year and started out in honour of the Queen’s diamond jubilee in 2012.

Cllr Colin Cronin, of Addison Road, Wanstead, organises the event, which coincides with the yearly RAF flypast to Buckingham Palace, as a way of getting neighbours together and meeting new additions to the street.

This year’s event saw the street raise more than £300 for the Saint Francis Hospice, who also run “hospice at home” services for users.

Snaresbrook ward Cllr Cronin said: “It’s just fantastic to see the community coming together.” He added: “But it also gives us the opportunity to raise money for a very worthwhile charity.”

Deputy Mayor Cllr Linda Huggett also joined the party, children were free to play sports on the streets and food was donated by residents and local businesses.

Cllr Cronin admits “everyone leads incredibly busy lives”, but thinks that everyone should know their neighbours and hold street parties.

He said: “We have already started talking to the neighbouring roads to see if we can interest them in joining with us.”

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