HCRA street party brings neighbours together

Residents of all ages enjoyed HCRA’s street party to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The event in Rosslyn Crescent on Sunday, 5th June, saw neighbours share food and take part in games and activities.

The road was closed for the occasion – with the permission of Harrow Council – with cars making way for marquees, tables and chairs.

Children enjoyed face-painting, arts and crafts and drawing on the pavements with chalk.

The event was attended by officers from Greenhill Safer Neighbourhood Team, local councillors and past mayor Ghazanfar Ali.

Games included several hard-fought rounds of musical chairs and a competition to make a royal outfit out of sellotape and brown paper.

Residents made or decorated cakes “fit for a Queen” and brought delicious home-made savoury and sweet dishes.

Heavy rain had been forecast but thankfully it stayed dry.

HCRA chair Brett Lake-Benson said the party had been a big success.

‘This was community spirit in action,’ he said. ‘I want to thank everyone who helped organise the event, who came along and supported it and helped clear away afterwards.

‘It was fantastic to meet new people and see children riding their bikes and scooters up and down the road. We hope to organise more events in the future.’