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The Fun-Filled Barking Riverside Family Fair!

The Fun-Filled Barking Riverside Family Fair!

 

On Saturday 9th July, over 600 local residents and community group members attended The Barking Riverside Family Fair, hosted by Barking Riverside Limited.

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The event was officially opened by the leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, Cllr Darren Rodwell, followed by dance performances from local community group, Triangoals. The free, fun day out was packed with vintage and inflatable fair games, face painting and a penalty shoot-out, as well as a free Zumba class from Triangoals.

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The first in a series of community events at Barking Riverside, the event gave residents a chance to meet team members from L&Q (the new partners on the Barking Riverside project) and Barking Riverside London and learn more about future plans for the area, as well as enjoy summer activities and treats provided by the local community.

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Barking Riverside is a new neighborhood being created along 2km of Thames river frontage and is one of the most ambitious and important new developments in the UK.  L&Q has recently entered into a partnership with the Greater London Authority to support the delivery of 600 new homes a year at Barking Riverside. L&Q’s involvement will also help increase the pace of development of the proposed new facilities on site, which will include a new rail station, healthcare facilities, schools, open space, public squares, as well as 6500 sqm of commercial floor space with shopping, community and leisure amenities.