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Summer Street Party

Beam Park's First Street Party on Sunday 8 August 2021

Published: 08th Aug, 2021

Despite the crazy weather we had a great turnout. Scaling back on the some of the activities did not stop the fun and together we managed to deliver a great street party.

Special thanks must go out to our resident personal trainer Mandy who got everyone heated up with an outdoor workout and Jannate who kindly set up a henna station at the last minute. Lots of neighbours set up stalls on their doorstep, sharing delicious food and home baked cakes amongst the crowd. Coffee Olé warmed up the crowd with much needed hot teas, posh coffees and smoothies. Out with the hot and in with the cold, the local ice cream man got in on the action serving up some tasty ice-cold delights.

Thanks to everyone’s efforts in picking up a paint brush and making their mark on a blank canvas, we created an amazing piece of community art (pictured above) alongside local artist Helen Yousaf. We’ll make sure the artwork is displayed prominently amongst the community.

Despite the forced scaling back of activities, Emmanuel Community School was busy face painting and meeting many residents. Other memorable activities included:

  • Strange Boat held a mini dance and sing-along session for children to join in
  • Some young residents climbed up into our construction truck to pose for pictures pretending to be the local labour force
  • The local foodbank collected donations and promoted their service and even recruited some volunteers
  • Residents won goodies at the Dagenham United under 12’s football shoot out
  • Future Youth Zone’s young mentors chatted with residents whilst filling out a quick questionnaire
  • Other partners shared exclusive services and activities available to Beam Park residents

The event was truly a joint effort delivered in partnership with Beam Park residents. A special thankyou must go out to Sammi Dines for her work to help get the event up and running, Beam Park Partnership (Joint Venture between L&Q and Countryside), Strange Boat and Emmanuel Community School. It was fantastic to see everyone coming together to make sure we had an enjoyable day shared by all.