MP takes to her bike to attend 24 street parties over four days
Rupa celebrates alongside the Pavilion Cafe's new owner Yahya, the local councillors and former mayors of Ealing
As the highly anticipated four-day weekend began last week, thousands of people swarmed to the streets of Central London to partake in the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
However, residents in Ealing and Acton stayed closer to home and lifted community spirits through the sharing of home-baked cakes as they toasted to the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service.
There were an incredible 80 street parties which took place across Rupa Huq's Ealing Central and Acton constituency during the Jubilee long-weekend and the Borough of Ealing had the second highest number of street parties in the whole of London. This makes it likely that Ealing Central and Acton had one of the highest numbers of street parties in any London constituency.
Rupa Huq MP took to her bike and attended at least six street parties a day, and over 24 streets parties in total across her constituency and she began her celebrations at the Pavilion Cafe in North Acton Playing Fields, alongside the Labour Councillors for Acton, Hodan Haili, Dan Crawford and Blerina Hashani.
Margrit Sessions, the organiser of the event said, “The local Community in North Acton celebrated the Queens 70th Jubilee in the North Acton Playing Fields. The event was supported by the newly opened Cafe in the Pavilion and the West Acton Residents Association.
"Thank you to our local MP Rupa Huq, the local councillors Daniel Crawford, Hodan Haili and Blerina Hashani and the two former Mayors of Ealing, John Gallagher, and Phil Portwood for joining us. Everybody had fun, and the children took part in art and craft and competitions.”
Rupa then attended a Civic church service on the subject of 'public service and duty' at Christ the Saviour in Ealing, alongside Peter Mason, the Leader of Ealing Council and the newly elected Mayor of Ealing Mohinder Midha.
Peter Mason, the Leader of Ealing Council is at the centre, alongside the Mayor of Ealing, Mohinder Midha and Rupa Huq
The local police came along to break down barriers and help bring communities together as they enjoyed in the Jubilee celebrations in Ealing.
The local police attended various street parties across the Borough of Ealing
Some of the other street parties Rupa attended included Acton Community Centre, Waldemar Avenue W13, Ranleagh Road W5, Gordon Road W5 and Mill Hill Gardens W3.
Rupa Huq MP said, "What a momentous occasion it was to come together with local residents after the past two years of being stuck indoors to celebrate the Queen's incredible service over 70 years on the throne. It was a weekend that really showed off Ealing and Acton's community spirit as more than 80 streets came together to mark the first ever Platinum Jubilee. A huge well done to everyone in our communities, at the council and the local police who helped to make this memorable weekend happen."
Rupa Huq MP joined the locals who came together to celebrate outside Acton Gardens Community Centre
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June 11, 2022