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Redditch neighbours get together for a festive street party with Santa

Ross Crawford 20th Dec, 2019

RESIDENTS of Northfield Close and surrounding roads in Church Hill North held their own Christmas street party last Sunday, December 15.

As well as having mulled wine, mince pies, and carol singing, they enjoyed a special appearance from Father Christmas and his trusted Elf who handed out presents to the children, as well as dog and cat treats to furry friends.

It was the second street party organised by a small, newly formed group of residents who have called themselves ‘Street Talk’.

Group secretary Helen Tuite said: “One of our aims is to get neighbours talking.

“We have such busy lives and so don’t really get the chance to speak to the people who live right on our doorstep.

“We had a great turn out, and we hope to continue to bring our community together by holding more of these events.

“We also raised £100 which is being donated to two great charities – Wythall Animal Sanctuary and The Friends of the Alexandra Hospital.

“We also had a little food left over, and this went to Redditch Foodbank.”

Councillor Ann Isherwood also attended the event, and said: “It is a privilege to have residents who wish to put something back into the community.

“Events like these support those who may otherwise be alone and isolated.”

Support for the event was came from Church Hill Big Local, Argos, Bagworld, McColls, Morrisons, Pets at Home, Purina, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

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