Wetaskiwin increasing block party safety

Wetaskiwin’s FCSS Neighbourhood Block Party program saw a rise in popularity this year and an initiative to help make the events...

Wetaskiwin’s FCSS Neighbourhood Block Party program saw a rise in popularity this year and an initiative to help make the events safer is increasing collaboration between city departments.

“We can facilitate street closures,” said Kelly Wolden, office assistant.

She says this is a better option for people, rather than fitting it into a crowded backyard or holding an unpermitted street party.

Wolden says 2016 was the third summer of the block party program but this year was the first people began filling the applications to have streets closed off.

“This year it’s picking up a lot. We’re finally getting momentum,” said Wolden.

Safety is an important component of the Neighbourhood Block Party program and having a city facilitated street closure allows for increased safety and awareness by fire and RCMP departments. “It makes it safer all around.”

“It really encourages community inclusiveness,” added FCSS manager Linda Mueller.

 

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