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31 Aug 2011
Local residents gathered in Willesden
Junction, Brent and enjoyed an afternoon of family fun at the Tubbs
Road Fest. The event, held at Tubbs Road Pocket Park, was a hit
with over 50 children and families on Saturday 20 August. Despite
the rainy conditions, everyone came out to enjoy a fun afternoon
and take part in the
The free family event, organised by the
Junction Residents Association, environmental regeneration charity
Groundwork London and Brent Council, gave the Tubbs Road community
an opportunity to gather together in their local park. Enthusiastic
locals got involved with a range of fun activities including a
gardening workshop in the raised beds, children’s activities, Punch
and Judy, Blendavenda smoothie bike, face painting, poetry reading
and giant games.
Groundwork London carried out intensive
community engagement in the Tubbs Road area in 2010 which led to
Groundwork London’s landscape architects transforming Tubbs Road
Pocket Park into an area designed to reflect
people’s aspirations for a playful space with seating, colourful
planting, improved surfaces and interesting, playful
Tubbs Road Pocket Park was transformed from a
derelict space into an urban oasis, serving as a valuable amenity
for local people to socialise, relax and play outdoors. Over
250 residents have participated in events and
workshops in the past year and over 1700 residents have benefitted
from access to an open space, improving their health and