A busy community week in Aveley

WHEN Aveley parties, it parties heartily. It all started on Monday 4th June with Aveley’s Jubilee Street Party. Around 2,000 people turned up and we fed nearly 1,000 villagers with burgers, hot dogs, party food and wonderful Union Flag Cakes made by local resident, Ann Tomnay.

In addition to the free rides and entertainers Aveley’s Got Talent came back with a bang and for over two hours we were royally entertained by the skills and talents of Aveley’s young people.

The Forum took Tuesday as a day off but then we were back with our Football Funday. A team from a Barking youth club came along to challenge the Forum’s own teams to friendly matches. The girls’ team won 5-1 and the boys 8-4. But our visitors were not too unhappy as the games were followed by a superb buffet and an awards ceremony.

But the fun did not stop there. On Thursday we held our Diamond Jubilee Lunch. Over 100 people shared in a knife and fork buffet and toasted Her Majesty in style.

All these events were free thanks to funding from Awards for All, Thurrock Council’s CVS Community Fund and the Co-operative Membership Fund.

And the fun goes on. In July we are holding Aveley’s first Summer Ball for young people between the ages of 14 & 18 who live in Aveley or attend Ormiston Park Academy and on Saturday 28th we are back in the Recreation Ground with Aveley’s Games celebrating the Olympics.

Ring the Centre on 01708 862001 or visit www.aveleycf.org.uk for details.

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