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‘Brilliant’ turnout for popular Collier Row Carnival and Family Fun Day

PUBLISHED: 12:13 06 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:39 07 August 2018

The seventh Collier Row Carnival and Family Fun Day was a success with residents enjoying a special parade on Sunday, August 5. Picture: Andrew Berwick.

The seventh Collier Row Carnival and Family Fun Day was a success with residents enjoying a special parade on Sunday, August 5. Picture: Andrew Berwick.

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Hundreds of residents took to the streets of Collier Row for festive stalls, food and a special annual parade.

This year’s Collier Row Carnival and Family Fun Day took place on Sunday, August 5, inviting residents to take part in their seventh annual event.

Lesley Haylett of the Collier Row Community Group told the Recorder: “It was amazing. It was absolutely brilliant, it was just a really good community day from beginning to end.

“There was a big variety of stalls with lots of different things going on.

“We had excellent reviews on Facebook with everyone saying how well it went.”

The Collier Row Carnival parade. Photo: John SmithThe Collier Row Carnival parade. Photo: John Smith

Residents took part in crafts, shopping stalls, Go Bonkers Inflatables, zorbs, a dog show and a food court and Pimms tent.

“Without the support of Chigwell Window Centre we would not have been able to do the carnival,” said Lesley.

“Havering Council played a big part and we would also like to thank Harold Wood Funeral Services and Brook Ellis Construction.”

Councillor Jan Sargent attended the carnival and said: “I was extremely honoured to be invited to join the Collier Row Carnival and funday extravaganza!

The parade started outside Chigwell Window Centre, Chase Cross Road. Photo: John SmithThe parade started outside Chigwell Window Centre, Chase Cross Road. Photo: John Smith

“What a fantastic day.

“It was so lovely to see a whole community of happy smiley faces.

“I would like to congratulate each and everyone who organised and took part in this wonderful procession.

“From the very young to the not so young I would like to say an enormous, well done. You did Collier Row proud, especially in those extreme temperatures!”

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