Woodberry Down Fun Day draws crowds

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Woodberry Down Fun Day draws crowds

OVER 400 local people attended the Woodberry Down’s 5th Annual Fun Day recently in Hackney, getting a chance to find out more about how to live healthily and engage in the community.

Residents met with staff from the regeneration project to get an update on works and how they can get involved. They also spoke to staff from Genesis Housing Group about the development of the proposed new local community-based housing association and encouraged them to get involved and become resident board members to help gain control over local issues.

Meanwhile, Genesis Community, the charitable arm of Genesis Housing Group, was on-hand to tell jobseekers about employment opportunities.

Activities for the whole family included dance performances, messy arts and recycling activities, relaxing massages and a fun and friendly children’s entertainer.

There was also a football tournament and The Ginga de Quilombo Capoeira duo gave an extraordinary Capoeira demonstration (a Brazilian Martial Art).

Cllr Alcock, Deputy Mayor of Hackney, said: “The regeneration of Woodberry Down is not just about bricks and mortar but delivering social and economic benefits for the existing as well as the new community.  Woodberry Down fun day shows how passionate the community is about their neighbourhood and I’m delighted that so many residents came out to meet with their neighbours and get involved.”

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