A COMMUNITY group has been formed to organise vibrant events and get-togethers, to prove Perivale is ‘not just a quiet residential backwater’.

Chairman Ed Bonnor-Moris, secretary Alex Nieora and treasurer Michael Mina have joined forces to bring more community events to the area.

They hope to kick things off with a fireworks display in November which could become an annual event followed by a summer celebration next year with stalls and fun for children.

Mr Bonnor-Moris, 43, who has been living in Perivale for more than 10 years, said it has a wonderfully diverse mix of races and cultures and that they are looking for a unique annual occasion to bring everything that is good about the area together.

He said: “When I organised our first street party in Devon Close
for last year’s Jubilee, I was delighted to see how enthusiastic everyone was.

“Since then, I have organised a neighbourhood watch scheme for the road and we have had another fantastic street party this June. Seeing neighbours talking to each other and cultural boundaries melting reinforced my wish to have a larger community event for the whole of Perivale.”

The committee has so far raised £3,000 to put towards community events, and is in discussion with entertainment providers and landlords to get the ball rolling on some of the events.

Mr Nieora, a 29-year-old lawyer and head of a Perivale Residents’ Association, said they are looking for businesses or individuals to sponsor the events and would like volunteers to help.

He said: “Perivale has lots of open space. We want to build the area and celebrate that we live here, are part of the community and that things are happening.

“There are lots of firework displays around Ealing but nothing in Perivale so we are trying to put it on the map and encourage more people to come down to the other side of the A40.