The road will be closed under the Town Police Clauses Act of 1947 from 1pm to 11pm on Saturday 28th June due to our residents street party. I have put up signs at each end of the road in several places and on noticeboards. All residents of the road will also get a letter. We hope very much it does not cause too much inconvenience.
It does seem strange that the road closure is left to residents to organise - yes we had to apply for permission but we have to do the closure itself and put up notices - infact I rather like the idea that communities still can do stuff for themselves and not expect the Council to come along and do it for us.
6 week closure??
One piece of news also re Bread Street is that a major water leek has been identified where the road is slipping - see background here - this could mean a 6 week road closure to sort it out - the sooner the better for the householders involved - but a little ironic if the closure comes when the party is on and we've had to go to such measures to get the closure!!
Anyhow we had a meeting last week to put the final touches on our plans for the street party - we are keeping it just to residents so that we can get to know each other better - many of us have not met before and if we invited more folk from the rest of the area then it would get too big. Indeed I would love to encourage others to also put on their own parties - it is a great way to get to know your neighbours!