Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Neighbours get together for street party
Published 31/05/14



A STREET party with a World Cup theme took place in Henley on Sunday.

About 75 residents gathered in Marmion Road, which was closed to traffic and had been decorated with flags.

They sat at tables in the road to consume food and drink while Overheated Pilots, a band from South Wales, performed.

Paul McSweeney, 34, of nearby Grove Road, organised the event with neighbour Claire Beard, 43.

It was the fourth year running a street party has been held in Marmion Road.

Click here to view our picture gallery of the event.

In 2011, residents celebrated the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the following year it was the Queen’s diamond jubilee and last year a party was held to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation.

Mr McSweeney said: “It’s a once-a-year opportunity to get out and spend time with your neighbours and we’re lucky we all get on so well. Hopefully we’ll do it again next year if all the residents are happy to keep it going.

“The World Cup theme was trying to introduce the various nationalities and a bit of colour to the party.

“We were very, very lucky with the weather — on Saturday and Monday it was horrendous. In fact, we’ve had sunshine every year so we’re overdue a wet one but we got away with it this year.”

Party-goers took part in a quiz, written by Marmion Road resident Robbie Mills.

This year’s event raised more than £200, which will be donated to children’s hospice Helen and Douglas House.


Published 31/05/14

MOST POPULAR
Father fights ban on climbing frame in garden
Enigma of a maths genius is laid bare
Henley gets festive with Switch On & Shop
Henley shop windows get festive
Restaurant to close after 34 years of service
Charity fundraiser loses fight with cancer
Henley shows its best side in photo contest
Shops ready for new Christmas late night
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Could you help at the Living Advent?
Hundreds gather for brave cancer fundraiser
Chicken farmer fined for burning carcases
Roadworks at Bix finish ahead of schedule
£20 alarm saves woman's life
Fly-tipper caught on camera fined £4,000
Bike stolen from Station Road
Car stolen following burglary
Win a painting of your dog for Christmas
Thieves steal from Teddy Bear Shop
Parish boundary row reignited by map
Shoulder replacement transformed my life
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
League leaders march on
Watlington’s resistance broken down
Henley paddlers set new club record
Moss is hat-trick hero for Wargrave
Sisters shine during artistic competition
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717