Schoolchildren from Queens Park Academy helped to decorate a community Christmas tree and sang festive carols.
Their teacher Anna Thwaites and parents also joined the party, along with senior citizens on December 8.
Councillor Mohammed Mousood, chairman of the Queens Park Community Orchard Eric Masih and general secretary Marie-ange Comerford-Railon were also there and helped to dig the hole for the tree.
The community orchard was formed two years ago and is supported by local businesses. It’s next event is in June, 2015, with the Community Carnival Walk from Bedford town centre to the community orchard behind the Sikh Gurdawara.
Picture by Martin Quince.