The Queen's 90th birthday street parties
Residents across our estates celebrated Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday at the weekend.
Mayor Olu Babatola and local residents at the newly-named Claridge Way in Thamesmead
More than 400 Thamesmead residents attended the Moorings street party, enjoying children’s activities, a bouncy castle and performances from a local dance group. The event was organised by local residents with support from Peabody, Trust Thamesmead, Hawksmoor Youth Club, Charlton Athletic Community Trust and local ward councillors. Recently elected Mayor of Greenwich Cllr Olu Babatola – a Moorings resident and ward councillor – was the guest of honour.
Remembering Ted Claridge
Ted Claridge (1925 – 2011), co-founder of Trust Thamesmead and former Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich
Ted Claridge was recognised for his contribution to Thamesmead with the community voting to rename the Wayleave path, also known as The Black Path, as Claridge Way.
Ted, known as ‘Mr Thamesmead’, was a staunch supporter of local organisations for more than three decades and raised thousands of pounds for young people's charities.
Residents from our Hammersmith estate held a big street party. More than 100 residents attended the event organised by the estate’s residents association.
Teresa Rutter, chair of the Hammersmith residents association said:
“We wanted to get all the residents out to enjoy themselves, have a good get together and have fun that all ages could enjoy and feel included in. I had such fun; there was a very joyous atmosphere. I enjoyed meeting new people and spending time with the other residents.”
Family activities included face painting, photo booths, a DJ, musical chairs and other outdoor games. Each child was given a commemorative mug to remember the event in years to come. Residents also had the chance to dig in to celebratory cakes and pie and mash.
The day before, older residents on the estate had also enjoyed a tea together which was attended by Councillor Stephen Cowan, Leader of the Council.