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More than 70 Redbridge residents had fun in the sun at Vicarage Lane Estate’s Summer Fun Day on 5 August.

From designing bags, t-shirts, photo frames and jewellery boxes, young people came up with their individual creations. They also enjoyed dance, music and gained advice and information on Redbridge Council’s Youth Service bus. 

“It is fantastic Peabody put on events like this for the whole community," said Mo, a Vicarage Lane resident who attended the event with his sons Zaid-Ali, 7; and 18-month-old Asaad. "It’s really nice to see everyone out and about enjoying the summer.” 

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Mo with his sons

Asiya, 13, said: “I’ve had a great time. Events like this give young people a chance to do something constructive with their time and brings everyone together as a community.” 

Sharon Barbour, our youth services manager, said: “There is a real community spirit at Vicarage Lane. A lot of the young people who participated in a number of the activities already knew each other, as did their parents, some of which signed-up to our volunteering programme in the local area.” 

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Asiya and one of her designs

The summer fun day was organised in collaboration with Redbridge Youth Service and Peabody Children’s Centre. It was part of our summer programme of activities for young people.