Community pays tribute to Ricky Hayden at Marks Gate street party
PUBLISHED: 14:03 26 September 2016 | UPDATED: 14:10 26 September 2016
Hundreds of residents flocked to a street party to celebrate their community.
Marks Gate street party
Cllr Sade Bright officially opening the Sustrans event.
Youngsters from Marks Gate junior school perform at a drumming workshop.
Children enjoy arts and crafts as part of the street party on Friday.
Ben Lane, five, tries on a decorated hat at the party.
Youngsters enjoy hat decoration at the activity-filled street party.
Sasha Johnson, aged five, turns shy at the family event.
Sasha, five, gets back into the spirit with mum Emma Cullen.
Simon Wasser, who co-organised the Sustrans event, said Friday’s party in Marks Gate was a “good opportunity” to do something positive after Ricky Hayden was killed outside his home in Chadwell Heath earlier this month.
Residents young and old took part in bike workshops, apple-coring and jewellery-making along Rose Lane and Tantony Green to mark the culmination of the charity’s 18-month project to promote bike and road safety.
Rev Tim Brampton from St Mark’s Church also thanked Eastbury Concert Band for their touching rendition of Abide with Me, which was performed in memory of Ricky.