ABOUT 70 residents of Belle Vue Road, Henley, celebrated the Queen’s birthday with a street party
ABOUT 70 residents of Belle Vue Road, Henley, celebrated the Queen’s birthday with a street party on Sunday.
The road was closed and tables were set up in the middle of the street for a lunch of sandwiches, cakes and Pimm’s.
After a damp morning, the skies cleared and there were bursts of sunshine in the afternoon.
Michelle Thomas, who organised the event with Millie Bond, said: “I’ve lived here for 10 years and on each royal occasion in the past we have had a street party so we thought it was the perfect opportunity to celebrate again.
“We’re quite a big road. There are 44 mostly detached houses here so I put an invitation through every single door. People have brought their own food and enough for everybody else as well so we have got plenty.
“It’s really important to get to know your neighbours. Since the last party in 2012 we have had quite a few new neighbours come to the road.
“It’s a really good chance to come together, meet existing residents and welcome new ones. The kids love it because it’s a safe environment to play in. Normally it’s very busy with cars. It’s perfect for them because they have got the run of the place.