Croydon Partnership to support West Croydon Carnival of Cultures

By - Friday 18th July, 2014

West Croydon Carnival of Cultures will be held on London Road on Sunday 20th July 2014. This year’s event is supported by the Croydon Partnership, the joint venture between Westfield and Hammerson set up to redevelop the town’s retail centre.

Croydon Carnival of Cultures. Image provided by Symposium Events and used with permission.

Release begins: Croydon Partnership, the joint venture between Westfield and Hammerson set up to redevelop the town’s retail centre, is proud to announce its support for this year’s West Croydon Carnival of Cultures, which takes place on London Road, Sunday 20th July 2014.

The event brings together the community and provides a showcase for all that is positive about the area. London Road will be closed to traffic from Meade Place to Montague Road between 09.00 and 19.00 hrs on the day. The events will start at 11.00am and finish at 5.00pm with a walking parade.

A central stage will host performances by various artists, while steel bands will be performing at other points along London Road. There will be a wide range of stalls hosted by local businesses and community groups, in addition to a variety of family-friendly fairground rides and other attractions.

Jennifer Coleen Speid, Chair of the event, said: “West Croydon Carnival of Cultures is an opportunity to support the traders and businesses on London Road by increasing footfall. London Road is changing; there are new businesses including a spa and coffee shop. With the re-development of the town’s retail centre by the Croydon Partnership, London Road will become the new frontier for anyone looking for diversity to enhance their living and shopping experiences.”

“The Carnival of Cultures will not only be a celebration of all that West Croydon has to offer, it will also be an opportunity to meet business owners and training providers to talk about jobs, apprenticeships, training and business start-ups. We want West Croydon to become the focal area of the Borough for all Croydonians to be proud of. Our plan is to make the carnival an annual community event, and have already started planning for 2015. We look forward to seeing many Croydonians and their families on Sunday, 20th July for what I promise will be a carnival to be proud of.”
John Burton, Director of Development for Westfield, said: “This is a fantastic family event which celebrates the talent, diversity and community spirit of West Croydon. There is something for everyone and we hope as many people as possible come along and enjoy the entertainment and soak up the atmosphere.”

Peter Cole, Chief Investment Officer for Hammerson, added: “The Croydon Partnership is committed to supporting events at grass roots level across the community, and we are proud to be associated with the Carnival of Cultures which reaches so many people in West Croydon. Come rain or shine it promises to be a tremendous day.”

The sponsorship of the West Croydon Carnival of Cultures is part of the Croydon Partnership’s Community Plan, launched last month, which will see the joint venture between Westfield and Hammerson undertake a broad range of initiatives to help ensure that the town, its residents, local businesses and grass roots community organisations benefit both immediately and over the long-term from its re-development of Croydon’s retail centre. The Community Plan will include training and education, a grants and bursaries programme, local sponsorships, as well as additional in-kind support and assistance to the wider Croydon community.

Release ends.

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