The Great Get Together in Cheshire East

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We are pleased to support 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.

Community funding

Cheshire East Council has funded grants of up to £100 for community groups to come together and hold street parties. The council has encouraged residents across the borough to join together in their communities to share food, conversation and celebrate what we all have in common. Grants are being used to provide entertainment, food, decorations, craft materials, face paints and much more.For groups that have received funding you will find the Guidance Notes provide information on things such as public liability insurance and how to source bunting etc. 

Community events

The council is also organising two community events that weekend:

  • Round the world Pot-luck Picnic in Westminster Park, Nile Street, Crewe on Saturday 17 June, 12-4pm
  • Pot-luck Picnic in West Park, Macclesfield on Sunday 18 June, 11am-4pm

For further information call Cheshire East Councils Communities Team on 01270 685880

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.

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 685880 or 01270 685811
  • post:  Partnerships & Communities Team c/o Municipal Building, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ

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