An annual community festival organised by a local forum group is set to take place this weekend.

Highams Park Day, now in its sixth year, will be held on the green of Vincent Road in Highams Park on Saturday from 11am to 4pm.

Organisers the Highams Park Society received at least £2,000 funding for the annual event from Highams Park and Hale End Community Ward forum earlier this year.

The day will start with the 17th Waltham Forest Old Boy's Brigade Band marching from Highams Park Station at 11:45am to the green, and will then be officially opened by Waltham Forest Mayor councillor Terry Wheeler.

Up to fifty food and drink, community and craft stalls will be assembled on the green including a designated area for craftspeople to demonstrate their skills.

Artists will also have a chance to showcase their artwork as part of a collective painting workshop which will then be displayed in the Hale End Library.

The public will be able to feast on local produce from Shaws Quality Butchers based in Station Road, Chingford, and vegetarian dishes cooked and served by owners of traditional cook shop Grace & Albert in Hale End Road.

Families will be entertained throughout the day with live music, theatre performances, raffle draws and sporting activities including fencing, football, and traditional funfair games including 'splat the rat' and Coconut Shy.   

All money raised on the day will go to local charities. In the past, funds have been donated to a youth club based in Highams Park, Woodford Green's Haven House Children’s Hospice and the Waltham Forest Stroke Club.