Christmas celebration to bring Roman Road West community together

Roman Road Christmas

Christmas will come early to Roman Road West this year as the community joins together for a special celebration.

The one off event will take place this Saturday (3 December) in the Roman Road West Market Square from midday until 4pm.

The council’s high streets and town centres team has been working with the Roman Road Trust, Cranbrook Community Centre and Tower Hamlets Homes’ Community Partnerships team to deliver an afternoon packed full of festive fun for all the family.

Preparations for the event have brought together local businesses, schools, after school groups, community organisations and residents’ groups. Now all that’s left is for residents to turn out and enjoy what promises to be a fantastic occasion.

Mayor John Biggs said: “This Christmas celebration at Roman Road West's Market Square will provide an afternoon of festive celebrations for residents to come together.

“The council has worked with our partners to ensure that the event is a success and I would encourage people to pop along to enjoy the activities on offer.”

As well as a star appearance from Santa, there will also be a range of other interesting activities taking place during the afternoon, including:

  • Community stalls offering tasty treats and crafts
  • Christmas decorating activities
  • Performances by carol singers from local schools
  • Community information stalls
  • A Christmas collection for local good causes
  • Tree and bulb planting in Meath Gardens.

Cllr Motin Uz-Zaman, Cabinet Member for Work and Economic Growth, said: “I’d like to thank the organisers of this event who have done a terrific job. I’m sure the whole community is looking forward to what promises to be a fantastic afternoon.

“Santa’s grotto will no doubt have plenty of visitors but I hope everyone also takes the chance to pop into some of the many small businesses based in and around the market square.

“Christmas is the ideal time to shop locally and give a little back to the retailers at the heart of our community.”

Posted on Thursday 29th November 2018