End of Summer Perivale Fair

Thousands turned out for community event

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On Saturday 19 September Perivale residents enjoyed their first community fair for over 30 years, busking in glorious indian summer sun.

The event has attracted over thousand visitors throughout the day.  It was an emotional day for some of the residents who remembered Perivale Carnivals on Bilton Road.

 Teresa Regel, said: "Today's event  reminds me of the Perivale Carnival when I was a child".

The Perivale Festivals Committee, a group of local residents, were aiming to showcase the richness of local cultural life. Most of the fair stands were maned by local residents, who offered quilt making, bee hive demonstrations, freshly squeezed apple juice, with apples sourced from nearby Horsenden Hill farm. Locals offered face paining and ballon modelling, archery demonstrations.

On the stage the Impact Theatre and Morris dancers were the highlights, and kids' favourites were pony rides and petting zoo.
The event organisers have already promised that the fair will return in the next year. Their stand has attracted a number of well wishers and future volunteers who will be keen to help with future events.

Since the event its Facebook page Perivale People has attracted over 100 new members, and new community initiatives were born, like Perivale Neighbourhood UpCycle group which will be helping neighbours to swap and exchange unwanted items for free.

The Perivale End of Summer Fair has been sponsored by local businesses, and has not received any Council donations. Local residents responsible to organising the fair, together with their local friends and families have donated their time and efforts to serve the local community.
We look forward to hearing what else is happing in Perivale….

  Magdalena Flynn




24th September 2015