Well done to all those in the recently-formed Foxborough Gardens Tenants and Residents' Association, who organised yesterday's 'Foxy Fun Day'. It was an excellent event, with a really good community atmosphere. I would guestimate that well over half of the residents on the estate took part. As well as lots of stalls and food there were also loads of activities for children including a Punch and Judy show, a treasure hunt and an inflatable slide. Sadly I arrived too late to see PC Brian Jemmett from the Ladywell Safer Neighbourhood Team get put in the stocks, but I heard that the kids took great pleasure in throwing wet sponges at him. Definitely above and beyond the call of duty!
Thanks should go to all those from Regenter B3 (Pinnacle, Equipe and Higgins) and Lewisham Tenants' Fund who supported the event. Hopefully it will become an annual event.
As well as being a fun day, the event was also to raise money for a playground on the estate. The group will be making a presentation to the Mayor of Lewisham on 13th September to bid for some of the £1m Playbuilder Programme that Lewisham has been given by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) for the transformation and creation of 20-25 play areas in the borough.
Update 03/09/08: Newsshopper article and picture.