Street parties quickly come to mind when thinking and hoping for the end of the Coronavirus lockdown. We will want to celebrate our freedoms with our neighbours, and why not?
You may want to hold a quick spontaneous informal Street Meet with drinks and snacks, without a road closure in a garden, on a pavement, driveway or green space, and drink a toast with friends and neighbours! This would not need any permissions.
But we may find that the lockdown maybe phased out and we are still being asked to limit our contact.
One way to do this is for each household to be on their pavement outside their house, which probably be at least 2m apart. Be aware that the kids would tend to drift and want to play with each other.
So you would have to be strict and probably only be out for a short time. Perhaps stand out and raise a toast to your neighbours, shouting across the street?
Otherwise we would all need to hold our fire on our street party plans until we get the full go ahead to socialise with our neighbours.
So it may be better to hold a normal full street party later in the summer in July to early September, with a road closure which would normally need the permission of your council.
You may find that someone in your street may have had a difficult time with the illness or even died. So you may want to plan your event with sensitivity and in memory of what has happened.
During the lockdown here is what some streets in Bristol are doing with neighbours in a Guardian article.