Our friends at ChiCycle, the Chichester cycle campaign group, are running an event called “Celebrate the Street” in Whyke on Sunday 30th June from 12.00 to 4.00 pm. It will see neighbours coming together around the theme of the street:
Bike Boulevard: Try out an electric bike (thanks to EZ Green and Filarinskis), Try out a Cargo Bike - safe and great for transporting children (thanks to Family and Kids Cycles of Christchurch), Mobility Scooter Races, Obstacle Races, Slow Bike Races etc
Tandem Terrace: Try out a tandem (with or without a blindfold to experience what the street is like as a blind person) to support the work of 4Sight.
Cake Close: Cake Competition on a cycling/walking/20 theme to be judged by Whipped and Baked. Prizes!!
Flower Way: Flower Arrangement Competition on a cycling/walking/20 theme (Prizes!!), arrangements to be auctioned off for our charitable good causes*
St George’s Square: Balloon Launch (4.00 pm) and Scooter decorating Competition (1.00 pm) on a cycling/walking/20 theme, 3.15pm Join in with Morris Dancing
Amusement Alley: - themed games for the young and young at heart including Skip Street, 20’s Plenty stocks, 30 mph Pinata
Memory Lane – Look at old photos of Chichester’s streets, thanks to Ken Green local historian, find out about the origins of our street names, take part in our quiz about local streets, share your memories in our “Book of Memories” of how our streets used to be, Tea Dance
Art Avenue – community led projects eg guerrilla knitting (with help from Clothkits on the Hornet), Pearly Kings and Queens (with help from the Button Company, Terminus Road and Sandra’s Vintage Clothing Shop, the Alms Houses, The Hornet), Join in our community collage and design your ideal street (with the help of Mini Craft Club), Street Feet Video, Bike Art (after the event), Pavement Chalks…
Recycle Road: Table top sale and Bikes from Stonepillow’s Restore Project (£5.00 for a small table and £10.00 for a large one) http://stonepillow.org.uk/
Pamper Parade – foot massage, toe nail painting and chill out on our sofa and bean bags on the street.
Official Opening of our 20mph streets by Alan Chaplin, Mayor of Chichester and Margaret Whitehead, Chair of Chichester South County Local Committee and local residents who will sweep away confetti from our 20 mph roundels.
- Any donations we make to the national 20’s Plenty for Us organisation and children injured in car crashes via Brake.
There are 4 other community events taking place on the day in Chichester and we hope that people will be travelling between the different events to “celebrate the street”.