Sunday, 24 June 2012

Wormholt & White City Community Market

A momentous first day
A success by anyone's standards the first ever Wormholt Park community market was held today, with a good sized crowd attracted mainly from the nearby streets of this once very under used and maligned patch of ground.

Quality world music accompanied the food
We saw how the Friends of Wormholt Park had started to rejuvenate the park on the occasion of its centenary and today's event took that several steps forward again, with a market that is set to be a monthly fixture on the W12 calendar. 

Ojesh, Manager of Nepalese Tandoori & community market stallholder
Live music was accompanied by food from around the world, including a stall by the curry house readers of this blog voted Best Bush Curry of 2012, the Nepalese Tandoori on Uxbridge Road. But there were also stalls selling a range of Egyptian, African and other foods along with arts & crafts and the obligatory children's face painting. And bouncy castle. Of course. 

It was really great to see the park being used, not just for all that you could get there but also the amount of local connections you could see being made. Neighbours who'd never met, and parents from schools who'd only ever said hi when they got the kids, have got the organisers to thank for a good local day out and a strengthening of the local neighbourhood. Full marks, and get yourself along to the next one. 

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