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A letter from Cheshire East Council

You may have already seen that The Great Get Together will be taking place this year on 17th and 18th June and people across the whole of the country will be getting together to mark the first anniversary of Jo Cox's murder on 16th June last year.

Working with communities in Cheshire East we are inviting the voluntary, community and faith sector, town and parish councils, schools and groups of neighbours to come together with friends, neighbours and others they don't yet know for street parties, picnics, barbecues, bake-off competitions, sports competitions and other imaginative ways of uniting us all. As Jo Cox said: "We are far more united and have far more in common that that which divides us".

Cheshire East Council has previously supported street parties for both The Queen's Jubilee and Queen's 90th birthday celebrations which collectively saw 325 street parties and other events held within our Borough. 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 these previous events that people have met neighbours they never knew before, brought people into communities that were previously lonely or didn't feel connected with and bonded communities to make them stronger and The Great Get Together can continue to build on this.

We are working to a very tight time scale and if you wish to apply for a road closure, for which the fees have been waived, you will need to do so before 21st April 2017. Information on how to apply is available on the Cheshire East Council website.

If you are interested in holding an event as part of The Great Get Together please let us know and also register your event on The Great Get Together website, where you can also request a resource pack to help your event take shape.

We are continuing to look at ways of how we can assist in uniting the communities across Cheshire East and will keep you informed, do also look out for information about the event on our website, on social media and in the local press.

With Regards
Tina Jones Community Resilience Manager Partnerships & Communities ¦ People Directorate Cheshire East Council, Floor 2, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, CW1 2BJ Tel: 01270 685811 tina.jones@cheshireeast.gov.uk www.cheshireeast.gov.uk

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