Beith Community Development Trust held a Guy Fawks Bonfire Street Meet party which was both very well attended and enjoyed. A very large bonfire was built in the new fire pit which is surrounded by benches made out of recycled palettes.
Families attending enjoyed healthy food cooked on the BBQ, homemade pumpkin pie and roasted marshmallows whilst children played with sparklers and glow sticks around the fire.
The children and their families from both the regular soup group and Carbon Crib stayed to enjoy the event and introduced the new participants to the many dens build in the forest on the hill behind Beith Astro.
What is a Street Meet?
Beith community development trust are engaging the community in an exciting project called ‘Streetmeets’, funded through the people’s health trust A ‘Streetmeet’ is a ‘party delivered to your door’ which is fully organised and financially supported through the project.
This wonderful idea was created to build on social opportunities within the community with the trust providing a gazebo, arts and crafts, sports activities, a BBQ, food and drink, entertainment such as music, magicians, circus tricks and more and will provide seating areas for your comfort too.
The Streetmeets previously held have been a great success with good turnout and a great atmosphere. People who attended the Streetmeets told the trust that they felt less isolated in the community and had met new friends as a result of the project and that they would be keen to see more of these events in their area.
As a result we have planned several Streetmeets throughout Beith over the coming months, and are keen to see everybody there!
If you would like to host a Streetmeet in your street, or an indoor space at no cost of effort to yourself then please don’t hesitate to contact us. Information can be obtained through the Beith community development trust website and Facebook pages.