A very festive community spirit was felt on Friday December 14, outside Margaret Thatcher House in Romford.
Andrew Rosindell MP held his annual Christmas Carol Concert by the large tree in Western Road, that saw hundreds of members of the local community come along to participate in the concert.
The evening’s festivities began with opening prayers by the Reverend Canon David Hague from the Church of the Good Shepherd in Collier Row and then several readings from local Councillors including Havering’s Leader of the Council Councillor Damian White.
The crowds packed the front of Margaret Thatcher House that was brightly lit up with Christmas decorations, to sing carols.
Mr Rosindell told The Enquirer: “It was a wonderful evening of ‘Carols around the Tree’ at Margaret Thatcher House, bringing our whole community together in celebration, with a special guest appearance from Jet the Shetland pony from the Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary.”
The crowds sung lots of carols and many local passer by’s stopped to listening to the Band of the Salvation Army playing the carols.
One member of the community told The Enquirer: “It was a beautiful evening with beautiful carols.
“We have really enjoyed ourselves, thank you to our fantastic MP for putting this event on and sharing mince pies and lovely hot chocolate with us. It’s a great way to start out Christmas holidays.”