On Saturday 16th June, local councillors were delighted to attend the annual Weir celebration day organised by the Weir Link children’s centre and the Weir Estate Residents Association.
Plenty of people turned up to enjoy the huge range of stalls on offer from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Community Services and Lambeth College to the more local stalls of Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens and Clapham Park Project.
There were plenty of activities for children – painting a flower pot, colouring and face painting as well good quality crafts and tasty food. As always, the backdrop to this thriving community event was the happy and melodic beat of the Southside Harmonics steel band who were joined for the first time by the Pram Chorus, a local group of singing mums.
In a brief speech to the assembled crowd on behalf of the three ward councillors, Lib congratulated the organisers for another stunning success. She gave particular thanks to Rev Simon Gates who has been the chair of The Weir Link since its inception 10 years ago, providing much of the vision to the project; and to Clare Ballard-Yawson, the centre manager of the Weir Link, whose energy and passion for engaging the community has ensured that the centre has become a real local success. Both are leaving at the end of the month.
Councillor Lib Peck said:”The Weir fun day is a definite date in my family’s calendar. I have been coming to the event since it began about seven years ago and each year it offers even more activities and entertainment. Well done to the organisers.”