Purim, the annual Jewish festival, takes place in Stamford Hill on 9-10 March 2020.

During this time it is expected that the streets around Stamford Hill will be busier than normal as people celebrate. The area is residential and for many residents the day after Purim is a normal working day.

To make sure everyone has a safe and happy time, Hackney Council and the Metropolitan Police are asking residents to be considerate of their neighbours, turn any sound systems off and keep the noise down after 10pm during this holiday period.

Residents are also reminded not to drive if they have been drinking alcohol and to make sure that if flatbed trucks are used to carry people, that they are being used safely, legally and with appropriate insurance.

During Purim, there will be extra police reassurance patrols in the area. 

When celebrating Purim this year, the Council and police are encouraging people to stay safe and be considerate of others:

  • Please consider if you need to drive during this period. To minimise congestion on the highway, people can walk, cycle or use public transport;

  • If you are driving, please drive and park respectfully so that vehicles can pass each other and are in compliance with relevant parking restrictions;

  • Do not drink and drive;

  • Please do not play loud music or sound car horns after 10pm;

  • Please keep the volume of all music to respectful levels at all times and ensure trucks emitting music are not parked in front of a residential property;

  • If you intend using flatbed trucks to carry passengers on the back, ensure they have the required safety equipment to protect your passengers, your driving licence allows you to carry passengers in this way and that your vehicle insurance and any hire agreements covers this usage of the trucks;

  • Road closures will not be in place so please drive considerately

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