St Albans summer party success for whole community

PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 July 2018

Syeda (middle) and members of the Hertfordshire All Women’s Trust at the Larks in the Park event at Fleetville.

Syeda (middle) and members of the Hertfordshire All Women’s Trust at the Larks in the Park event at Fleetville.

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Families flocked to Fleetville to enjoy the summer sun and spend time in their community.

About 750 people attended the annual Larks in the Park summer event at the Fleetville Community Centre, where there were stalls, performances, workshops, competitions, entertainment, and refreshments available.

Some money raised from the event will go towards revamping the community centre, which and is worn from use. Hertfordshire All Women’s Trust each year make and sell fresh Shingara’s to sell at the party.

Hertfordshire All Women’s Trust each year make and sell fresh Shingara’s to sell at the party, and despite the temperature reaching 31C, the spicy Bengali food was in high demand.

Director and founder of the trust, Syeda Momotaz Rahim, said: “The community centre is very much in demand but it’s falling to bits and costing us too much to run and the building is on its last legs. We have a huge amount of support from local residents who need a better and more energy efficient community space.

“There was a very good turnout, lots of families, and lots of stalls selling food.”

Syeda is pleased to help fundraise for the Fleetville hub, as it would be a perfect place to base the Hertfordshire All Women’s Trust and host a free lunch club for locals living in social isolation and poverty.

It is hoped the new building can be completed by 2025 and be taken over by the Fleetville Community Centre Trust from St Albans district council.

Chair of that trust is Val Goodyear-Burrows and chair of the New Build Committee is Mike Neighbour.

Larks in the Park took place on July 1 from 12pm to 5pm.

To donate and find out more about the new community centre project, visit www.fleetville.org.uk

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