East London community come together to celebrate local improvements

An east London got together for a 'planting and picnic day' to celebrate local improvements and social solidarity.

It marked the construction of a community flower bed by local college students and other volunteers on Saturday 22 June.

The works were part of a drive to improve an area that has been blighted by litter and anti-social behaviour.

The event was also part of The Great Get Together weekend, in which communities around the UK held events to celebrate kindness and respect. The national event was inspired by Jo Cox, a British Labour politician murdered in June 2016.

The newly appointed Mayor of Redbridge Zulfiqar Hussain attended the event and spoke with local residents, who described it as a success.