Bristol – Street Party Capital of the UK
Bristol residents lead the country holding around 150 normally each year, with a peak of 210 held in 2010. This is partly just because of the local neighbourly culture, but also it is a result of Streets Alive's various projects and the support of Bristol City Council Highways team since 2001.
Bristol City Council road closure application forms are here.
Many streets also hold smaller informal street meets without closing roads and at different times of year.
Over the years Streets Alive has run many of its initiatives in Bristol including:
The leading street party community of the UK is Easton in Bristol with over 40 street parties, 19 being held in one year.
Other countrywide hotspots include Oxford, Brighton, Streatham and Richmond in London as well as Southampton.
For more ideas for your street party see our Resources page.
Road Signs, Bunting & Play Kits in Bristol
Streets Alive have organised for residents in Bristol to loan street party kits in their communities as listed below. The kits have been funded by our various projects and the Council, for residents to borrow for their private street party. Some community events may use them as well.
The kit includes at least road signs (such as 'Road Closed', 'Road Ahead Closed') and sets of bunting. Please return bunting dry and folded. Some also have play kits.
Contact well in advance to book and arrange a time to pick up. In addition to a deposit they may ask for a donation towards keeping the kit up to date. You may also have to pass it on to another street on the same weekend.
Childrens Scrapstore St Werburghs
Easton Community Centre
Southmead Youth Centre