On October 23rd, followers of the Hindu, Jain and Sikh faiths will be celebrating Diwali – the festival of lights.
Celebrations will be held across the borough, which Wes will be joining throughout the week.
Commenting on the festival, Wes said: “Diwali – the Festival of Lights - is moment for reflection and celebration for people of Hindu, Jain and Sikh faith. It's also a chance for all of us to celebrate the diversity of our community and to enjoy the fireworks of the Festival of Lights!
“On behalf of myself and the Ilford North Labour Party, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak (happy new year)”