Traders of Belmont Circle decided to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with a unique and creative initiative, rather than the traditional buntings and decorations – they involved local schools by asking pupils to draw pictures!
Instead of the regular bunting seen across the UK, the decorations in Belmont reflect on Her Majesty’s 70 years reign as Queen with over 1000 pictures and amazing pieces of artwork creates by students at local schools in Harrow including Priestmead, St Joseph’s and Belmont School.
Each and every drawing tells a unique story, with children using their imagination in creating the drawings – it’s simply amazing, and something you should head down to Belmont for to check out.
The traders also donated and sponsored prizes for some of the best work undertaken by the schools.
Dipesh Patel from Eye2Eye Opticians said: “It has been such a success organising the jubilee decorations, how easy it was to engage and connect with the local schools and for the businesses to create such an outstanding community spirit.
“Even the locals have supported by simply taking a walk around the parade to admire the hard work and effort that’s gone into it.
“It’s so important that local residents support local businesses and vice versa for businesses to also support the local community.
“Having a very strong traders association in Belmont Circle has helped in creating a network group for the businesses in the area and they are already seeing a difference.”
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The traders hope to build on their success and say they are already planning for more community events in the future, we look forward to it.