A block party gives you and your neighbours the opportunity to socialize and have fun together. Block parties help promote a stronger sense of community, enhance safety within the neighbourhood, and celebrate the reasons why people call Edson home.
Why Should You Have a Block Party?
To have fun!
To meet your neighbours. When you know who lives in your neighbourhood, you are more likely to identify strangers or suspicious people.
To make connections within the community. When you know people, you can exchange skills or resources and perhaps organize a book club, baby-sitting co-op, share walking to school duties, or find new friends for your children.
To learn a little about each other and who might need a little extra help from time to time.
To have a neighbourhood clean-up day, play some music and barbeque once all the work is done.
And to start a neighbourhood tradition of getting together at least once a year.
If you are planning to host your party on the street, you will need permission from the Town of Edson. Complete the “Permission to Block the Street” Form. Written permission from at least 75% of the affected residents is needed to obtain permission to block the street. Once your request has been approved, you are able to borrow signs to block the street during your block party.
A maximum rebate of $200.00 is available from the Town of Edson, Community Services Department towards eligible expenses for a registered Block Party. Eligible expenses shall include, but are not limited to, food, non-alcoholic beverages and entertainment. It is at the discretion of the Director of Community Services (or his/her designate) which expenses shall be deemed eligible. A maximum of five registered block parties per year may receive the rebate.