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Anybody else's street look like a party?

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HT96 Fri 08-May-20 12:48:11

All the neighbours standing round sitting out in the front chatting and someone is even giving away free beer tonight 💃🏻

Party time! When did Boris lift the lockdown? I must have missed it 😁

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Everythingmagnolia Fri 08-May-20 12:54:25

In the street next to mine they have paddling pools and swing ball etc out for the kids on the small field opposite. There is a bbq and chairs and tables set up. The adults look like they are social distancing, the kids aren't.

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Fri 08-May-20 13:03:30

Bunting up and apparantly a street quizz is happening, but no worries everyone will be 2m apart! I will not be attending, DS had Covid five weeks ago and it was an anxious time trying to make sure others in our household didn't catch it.

MRex Fri 08-May-20 13:08:56

Everyone is keeping more than 2m apart if anything, but they're still able to socialise in the front gardens. I'm not sure why that would be wrong? When you say your neighbours are sitting out in the front, are they not social distancing?

HT96 Fri 08-May-20 13:10:14

@MRex Only the elderly ones! Think it will be hard to distance when the bar opens later..

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fairyfingers Fri 08-May-20 13:21:54

My mums road are - they are sitting in the front gardens with tea and cake and wine/beer.

I raised an eyebrow but she socially distances so up to them I guess

asdnamechange Fri 08-May-20 13:23:48

No one has done anything on my street.
But I don’t think I’ve seen/heard anyone clap for careers either

user200000000 Fri 08-May-20 13:25:09

No party or bunting around here.

Rebellenny Fri 08-May-20 13:25:37

Yes there are kids running about all over. Adults have dutifully places their deckchairs apart kids are playing and mixing like there is nothing wrong! Feel like a spoilsport but it has pissed me off to be honest and I won’t go out if kids are going to run near me!

Ilovemyhairbeingstroked Fri 08-May-20 13:26:06

Nothing in my street thankfully. I know people say they will be social distancing but after a few drinks , will that really be the case?

2beautifulbabs Fri 08-May-20 13:33:50

Not in our street as far as I can see

hopeishere Fri 08-May-20 13:41:24

No but I'm in NI and VE Day isn't such a big deal here.

YogaLite Fri 08-May-20 13:46:30

Yes, kids running riot and a party later. Hope they all get plague...

WhentheRabbitsWentWild Fri 08-May-20 13:46:43

Not a thing here

They tend to go out to clap on Thursday nights so we will see what happens come 3.00 but otherwise nothing .

Connie222 Fri 08-May-20 13:47:20

We have a big field/nature walk thing opposite our house. People have set up tables and chairs, giant snakes and ladders and connect 4 for the children.

Someone is setting up a bbq.

My six year old is currently looking at them out the window and crying. She understands why we can’t go out but can’t understand why all the other children are playing. We only moved here at the end of jan and she’s not got any fiends here yet (hadn’t yet been offered a school place here when schools shut) so it is really shit for her but she does understand what’s going on and keeps asking if they will catch the virus.

Stellaris22 Fri 08-May-20 13:50:02

We have a scarecrow trail where we are (with social distancing rules) so we went out (myself and daughter for daily exercise) but we had to give up after a bit as there were lots of people in the pedestrian areas with tables set up and outside chatting.

Definitely feels like lockdown is over where I am, and it's an area where people have been responsible.

DJMumzy Fri 08-May-20 13:50:22

Thank goodness none of this nationalistic shite here.

WhiteChocTwix Fri 08-May-20 15:45:32

Neighbours have bunting out but the road is pretty quiet generally. Sounds like everyone is in their own back gardens like us. Not sure if it will get going later. We're staying in tonight, going to watch The Downton Abbey movie and keep ourselves to ourselves.

onemouseplace Fri 08-May-20 15:51:00

I've just noticed that the terrace of houses opposite me has bunting up, kids are playing out together and the adults are all congregated chatting and drinking in/outside one front garden.

Hugglespuffed Fri 08-May-20 15:51:55

My road isn't (and we usually have lots of community events) but I don't see anything wrong with people sitting out the front chatting so long as everyone is 2 metres apart? Obviously the ones having g bbq's and kids mixing is wrong!

Deelish75 Fri 08-May-20 16:02:50

My street is fairly quiet, only one house with bunting up. I stuck my head out of the door at 11, but no one was around for the 2 minute silence. I live in a terrace, we are in our back gardens, (the fences are low by the houses so we're having chats over the fences)

The street opposites mine a lot of houses are decorated and now a lot of people are out on their fronts. I'm not sure if everyone there is from the street but everyone is keeping distance (will they were when I last time I went out the front about an hour ago)

TBF my area all seem to be taking lockdown seriously, most people's cars don't move of a weekend, and our local park isn't rammed.

ChestyNut Fri 08-May-20 16:06:33

It’s ridiculous here.
Loads of cars that don’t belong to people who live here. Music booming can hear it all down the street. People out on their fronts drinking and no sign of social distancing.......knobs angry

Spamellahamella Fri 08-May-20 16:14:58

Nothing doing here. Quite a few houses decorated but people are just out in their own (back) gardens.

TheGreatWave Fri 08-May-20 16:15:35

All very quiet, just a few birds flying around, playing target practice on all the cars.

HavenDilemma Fri 08-May-20 16:16:03

@DJMumzy Nationalistic shite? Excuse you?????? Thousands of men (& women) died for this country and for you to have your freedom. You wouldn't even exist if it wasn't for us winning WW2! Have some God damned respect!!

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