The Great Get Together in Cheshire East

Community funding offer

great get togtherWe are pleased to be able to offer funding support for events taking place in Cheshire East as part of The Great Get Together weekend. Taking place on 17 and 18 June 2017 it marks the first anniversary of Jo Cox’s murder on 16 June last year.

Your get-together could be a street party, picnic, barbecue, bake-off competition, afternoon tea, sports competition or another imaginative way of being united.

Events may take place in your street or in a public space, such as a park or playing area. You could perhaps use a local green area or field (with land-owner’s permission) or a community building.

You can apply for up to £100 and the funding can help to cover the general costs of your event including insurance.

The funding is offered on a first come, first served basis and is available for up to 130 events across Cheshire East. If you are interested in receiving this funding, you must complete and return the event notification form.

The Guidance Notes provide information on things such as public liability insurance and how to source bunting etc. The deadline to apply for funding is Friday 19th May 2017.

Applying for a street party road closure

In order for a street party to go ahead, a road closure is required. A simple application form unique to this event has been prepared.

The deadline date for applying for a Street Party road closure is 21 April 2017 and we strongly advise that you apply straight away, if required.

Previous successful events

Cheshire East Council has previously supported street parties for both The Queen’s Jubilee and 90th birthday celebrations. Over 325 street parties and other events held within our Borough for these celebrations.  It is anticipated that The Great Get Together will be even bigger than these events and we want you to join in.

We know from previous events that people have met neighbours they never knew before, brought people into communities who were previously lonely or didn’t feel connected and bonded communities to make them stronger - The Great Get Together can continue to build on this.

In addition to the community street parties, we will be holding larger events in Westminster Park in Crewe and West Park in Macclesfield. These will have a cultural focus and everyone in the areas will be invited to attend. We will make further information about these events available on this web site. 

Further guidance and information about the Great Get Together is available from:

Contact us

If you have queries not covered in the event notification form or guidance notes
  • phone:  01270 685854 or 01270 685811
  • post:  Partnerships & Communities Team c/o Municipal Building, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ

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