Santa Claus and his reindeer dropped in at a new housing development to "spread some Christmas cheer". 

Father Christmas gave out presents to children as he visited the Fielders Quarter development in Barking Riverside on December 11.Barking and Dagenham Post: A young visitor meets one of Santa's reindeerA young visitor meets one of Santa's reindeer (Image: Bellway London)

The event was hosted by Bellway London Partnerships, whose acting head of sales Dominic Griffiths said: "It was fantastic to have Santa and his reindeer join us at our sales office to meet residents at Fielders Quarter.

"Festive events play a key role in helping develop community spirit, and we were keen to give our residents this opportunity to wish each other a happy Christmas and spread some Christmas cheer."

A total of 371 apartments and townhouses are being built in Fielders Quarter by Bellway London.

The development is part of the wider Barking Riverside scheme, which is transforming the former Barking Power Station site to deliver 10,800 new homes.

Barking and Dagenham Post: Visitors to the event at Barking Riverside meet Santa Claus and his reindeerVisitors to the event at Barking Riverside meet Santa Claus and his reindeer (Image: Bellway London)

Dominic added: "We are already seeing a friendly community feel develop at Fielders Quarter, which has become a thriving neighbourhood since the first residents moved here, with many looking forward to their first Christmas in their new home this year.

"We look forward to welcoming more homebuyers to the development as construction progresses and this exciting new part of Barking Riverside continues to take shape."

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