Street party pulls community together

Rossmoyne Street party
Rossmoyne Street party

A carnival atmosphere descended on a Lancaster street last week as residents got together to hold the biggest party in its history.

Over 150 families and friends got together in Rossmoyne Road, Scotforth, to celebrate a succession of residents’ birthdays, closing the road to traffic so that the many children living there could play out safely.

Kids on stage at Rossmoyne Street party

Kids on stage at Rossmoyne Street party

Simon Couchman, Alex Brown, and Harriet Shepard all of Rossmoyne Road, celebrated their birthdays at the party.

The street was decked out in 300m of multicoloured bunting, and there were bouncy castles, a sports day, and a raffle that raised £200 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Live music was provided by The Remedy, from Clitheroe, and Preston based The Porter and the May.

Simon Couchman said: “It was a fantastic event that pulled the whole community together, with all ages enjoying the fun activities.

“The only question now is if it shall become an annual event!”

The street is a small road, and a very close knit community – we have a lot of children on the street who always play out, so wanted a party that closed the road so they could all play outside safely. We then chose a weekend that was a few birthdays in the same week, Alex Brown (no 7.), Myself (No 8.) and Harriet Shepard (No 4) so it made sense to celebrate it together too.

People walking down Rossmoyne Road in Scotforth last week may of wondered why the street was decked out in 300metres of multicoloured bunting.

On Saturday 1st August, all was revealed as the street came alive when over 150 families and friends came together for the biggest party the street had seen in its 100 year history.

From bands to bouncy castles, a sports day to sausage rolls, the sun shone on a community party where all residents had contributed to putting together a fun filled event for all the family. Music was provided by Clitheroe band, The Remedy, and Preston based The Porter and May, whilst a charity raffle raised £200 for the Alzheimer’s society.

“it was a fantastic event that pulled the whole community together, with all ages enjoying the fun activities. The only question now is if it shall become an annual event!!” said Simon Couchman, from 8 Rossmoyne Road