Samaj Weekly: Ilford residents ‘meet and greet’ Mayor

13 Apr

LONDON, UK: Yesterday (Wednesday 12 April 2017) evening residents from Ilford were welcomed to the Town Hall by the Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Gurdial Bhamra.

The Ilford residents were personally welcomed by the Mayor in his parlour before being given an official tour of the town hall and being shown the borough’s priceless historic artefacts. The residents then enjoyed refreshments and mingled with other attendees.

Amongst the attendees were Mike Gapes, MP for Ilford South; and Highlands Primary School Headteacher, Mr Kulvarn Atwal.

The ‘meet and greet’ was organised by Cllr Varinder Singh Bola (Labour, Cranbrook ward) and provided an opportunity for residents to meet with local representatives.

Commenting on the visit, Cllr Varinder Singh Bola (Labour, Cranbrook ward) said: “I’m grateful to the Mayor for hosting us at the Town Hall. All of the residents really enjoyed talking to him and learning about his charitable work.”

One of the attendees, Ms Vanisha Solani, Norfolk Road, said: “I really enjoyed meeting the Mayor and learning about the town hall’s rich history. It was a new and exciting experience for me.”

Mr Satveer Degun, Hampton Road, said: “I have lived here all my life and have never needed to visit the Town Hall let alone be invited to meet the Mayor of Redbridge.”

He added: “I think it’s a good thing that opportunities like this are created for the public to network and interact with local representatives.”

Source: Samaj Weekly, 13 April 2017

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