Fri, 21 September 2012
Hounslow Council is marking the borough’s fantastic summer of celebration this weekend with a unique community fair showcasing everything the borough has to offer.
There’ll be plenty on offer at Hounslow Community Fair, which takes place this Saturday (22 September) in Lampton Park, with fun activities and entertainment including the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards 100ft Army assault course and paintballing gazebo; a display of police cars through the ages; funfair rides, arts and crafts stalls, magicians, balloon-modelling and static bikes and rowing machines.
Dr Bike will be on hand to give your cycles a health-check, and young families can get advice and help with the installation of child car seats from the Road Safety Team, supported by Mothercare.
Information stalls on Hounslow Highways, the new 25 year street maintenance contract, and the Hounslow Town Centre Master plan will also be available, and residents can also show their support for West Middlesex University Hospital by responding to the NHS consultation on changes to hospital provision.
Leader of Hounslow Council, Cllr Jagdish Sharma, said: “It’s the grand finale of a unique and memorable summer which saw everything from the Thames Pageant and local street parties to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, to sporting excellence at the Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as many free events across the borough to mark the Cultural Olympiad.
“Our Community Fair is a tribute to our incredible summer of celebration, and as well as fun activities for all the family, there will be many stalls staffed by community and voluntary groups from across the borough where you can find out how you can give something back to your community through volunteering.
“I’ll also be there with colleagues from the Police and Health services to answer your questions at a special Leader’s Question Time session, and we’ll also be launching Our Summer of Celebration, a souvenir booklet with photographs – many sent in by residents – as a record of this amazing summer.”
A subsidised food court will be set up in the Lampton Park Conference Centre, which will also host the Leader’s Question Time event, where residents can quiz the Leader of the Council and colleagues from the police and health services, as well as getting information on how the council and its partners aim to improve the quality of life in the borough. Questions should be emailed to email@example.com.
The council will also be launching a special commemorative booklet featuring photographs from our Summer of Celebration. Proceeds from the booklet, which costs just 50p, will go to the Alzheimer’s Society Hounslow.
For more information, visit www.hounslow.gov.uk/communityfair