The annual Queen’s Park summer festival took place on Saturday 10 August in Queen’s Park Gardens. Now in its tenth year, the festival was bigger and better than ever with over 2,000 residents making the most of the summer sunshine and activities which were supported by CityWest Homes.
We worked with residents, the Paddington Development Trust, Westminster City Council, Queen’s Park ward councillors, Queen’s Park Community Council, the Avenues Youth Club and Open Age to put on a memorable day of community spirit.
There was something for residents of all ages, including an under five’s zone with face painting and crafts, a sports zone with fun and games and a whole host of local talent performing on the main stage. Ten year old local resident Duja Baggio also wowed the audience with a solo performance of her own song. Two local Area Management Committee members, Josephine Ohene-Djan and Mary Doherty, were also joining in the fun on the day.
The CityWest Homes resident relations team were joined by members of the estate office to run an information stall. They also ran a ‘guess the number of sweets in the jar’ competition on the stall, with Mary Doherty winning the prize. Meanwhile, over 60 residents descended on St Jude’s Hall for a special event for the over 50s, with an afternoon of tea, dancing and bingo. Local resident Mrs Isaac of Lancefield Street also baked a delicious banana cake which was enjoyed by all the guests.
Local resident, Samantha Alleyne, was one of the many resident volunteers at the event. She said: “What makes this year so special is the fact that it has been driven by residents. With the support of local organisations we have been able to work together to ensure this great event continues to be such a success.”
Thank you and well done to everyone involved for putting on such a fantastic event.