Hackney Council urges residents to have a safe and enjoyable Purim

Town Hall photo for media releases

Town Hall photo for media releases

Purim, the annual Jewish festival, takes place in the Stamford Hill area, from tomorrow evening (Wednesday, 16 March) to the evening of Thursday, 17 March. 

During this time, the streets around Stamford Hill will be busier than normal as people celebrate. This area is residential and for many residents, these days are normal working days. 

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 10 pm;
  • Please keep the volume of all music to respectful levels at all times and ensure trucks emitting music are not parked in front of residential property;
  • If you intend to use 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 cover this use of the trucks;
  • Road closures will not be in place so please drive considerately


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