Fun day brings communities together

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Dallow was a hive of activity last weekend as hundreds of local residents came together for a free family event.

The ‘Cohen’s Yard’ fun day brought together residents from different communities and backgrounds for the event which included a bouncy castle, rodeo bull, children’s entertainer, archery, entertainment, family fun and games.

The Cohen’s Yard project was set up after a recent ‘drug action day’ to address local community priority issues in the Dallow neighbourhood and was led by Medina Mosque and the All Saints Church; in partnership with Luton Borough Council, Grassroots Programme, Building Blocks, the children’s centre and Beech Hill Methodist Church.

The project, which aims to inspire local community and become active and help resolve community priority issues in the neighbourhood, has also included door-to-door consultation carried out by volunteers, cleaning and painting the park’s play equipment, litter picking, shrub planting.

Cohen’s Yard was one of many local family festivals which have been held in Luton across the summer.

Cllr Jacqui Burnett, Portfolio Holder for community development said: “It’s been a fantastic summer in Luton with more festivals than ever before. Festivals are always loads of fun with lots to do, while doubling as a chance for residents to get involved in decision making, find out about local services and help shape the future of their neighbourhoods.”