In June 2013 together with Edward Bonnor-Moris, Sheetal Sanghani and a number of other residents of Perivale, I formed the Perivale Festivals Committee. Some older Perivale residents remember the country fair on Horsenden Hill and the carnival parade on Bilton Road. However, while Ealing had a series of summer festivals, and Greenford and Hanwell have annual carnivals there was nothing then in Perivale.
Perivale Festivals has changed all that!
The aim of the committee is to reintroduce annual festivals to Perivale, to bring together residents of Perivale to promote Perivale as an area with a strong community and identity and a proud history and future.
PERIVALE MUSIC AND LIGHT FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2013
On Sunday 3rd November 2013 Perivale Festivals Committee kicked off with its launch event - a Music and Light Fireworks Festival, timed to coincide with Diwali and Bonfire Night. The night, held at Ealing Central Sports Ground was a huge success, attracting 1,500 people including a great many local residents.
Please see below for photos of the event.
Thank you to everyone in Perivale who voted for me on 22nd May 2014. I received 1,165 votes as an independent candidate but was not successfully elected.