Blackfriars fun day
Southwark MP Neil Coyle joined over 200 residents at a fun-filled event on our Blackfriars estate.
Held on 23 May, the fun day brought together residents, ward councillors, local charities and community groups, in a range of activities provided by Peabody, Blackfriars Settlement, TFL, Queensborough Community Centre, Tate Modern and Bankside Bees.
Neil Coyle MP (centre) and ward councillors Adele Morris, David Noakes, and Maria Linforth-Hall join residents to cut the celebratory cake
Families enjoyed face painting, a bouncy castle, raffle prizes, workshops and stalls throughout the day, while a DJ provided by Ministry of Sound thrilled the crowd with a lively soundtrack.
Neil Coyle, MP for Southwark and Old Bermondsey said:
"As one of my first constituency events as a new MP, it was lovely to attend the Peabody event at Blackfriars estate and cut their cake! It was great to see so many families benefitting from the activities. Events like this bind the community together and I was pleased to be part of the day."
Nick P.u.t.z (Circus Skills) Rowan Davies age 7, Rachel Davies (mum to Rowan) Amelie Isenburg-Daw age 2, boy in the background is Sean Sammarco , age 6
Event organiser Carole Wright, Chair of the Blackfriars Estate Residents’ Association said:
"What an amazing day! The aim of this event was to encourage residents to engage with the wide range of local services available to them, and it was great to see so many people come together to have fun and to showcase the great partnerships we share. A big thank you to all the local businesses and community groups that took part and donated raffle prizes to help make this event a huge success."
Clarizza Pura with her daughter Millie and Daniuel Persson (Landscape Maintenance Contractor)
Blackfriars estate Resident Clarizza Pura (above, centre) said:
"It's been a lovely day. I am really pleased to be given a free plant and I will enjoy growing this with my daughter over the summer".
Joe Joseph, Director of Resident Services at Peabody said:
"Days like today are about bringing people together, and shining a light on the partnerships and excellent services that give residents a voice and benefit them and the wider community."