Fun and games at the Children’s Centre annual street party

TowerTower Hamlets Council held its third annual street party at Around Poplar Children Centre.
The event hosted in partnership with the Children’s Centres Parents Forum has been growing in popularity, allowing the Children Centre to engage with a wider community and work closely with partner organisations.
Children had the chance to have their face painted and take part in exciting activities including a bouncy castle and outdoor games while toddlers got stuck in with the creative zones involving lots of colourful paints and plasticine.
A number of organisations were on hand throughout the day, all providing expert advice to families. The London Fire Brigade’s fire truck proved to be popular amongst the kids while parents received tips and advice on how to stay safe at home.
Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman, said: “I’m pleased that we have once again been able to welcome families to join us at our annual street party. Events such as this are a great way of bringing our community together and showcasing some of the fantastic work taking place inside our children centres.
The Parent Forum provided free healthy snacks to those attending while Health Trainers gave families advice on how to make a healthy meal.
Jelena Samsonova who attended the event said: “This is a great event for the whole family. We also came last year and it keeps getting better, kids love playing out on the street which is fun as well as being in a safe environment for all with so much to do”
Parent Zinebe Maache added: “There was very good information and services on offer focusing on healthy lifestyle and living. It’s a great opportunity to get the community together and build on community spirit and make friends”
Cabinet member for Children Services, Cllr Gulam Robbani, said: “Children centres across the borough have been putting on a range of activities this summer encouraging children to grow and develop, and it’s great to see them having some fun with it”

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