CATFORD crowds flocked to an annual community festival which marked a housing association's fifth birthday.

Phoenix Community Housing Association marked the occasion with the Phoenix Festival - a day of fun in Forster Park.

Activities included face painting, balloon modelling, wall climbing, music and dance on the bandstand, as well as a pen to pet animals.

The regular Phoenix in Bloom competition also took place.

Chief executive Jim Ripley said: "We have many community events throughout the year but this is the flagship one where we can truly connect with a cross-section of our community not only to share information, raise money for charity but also to have fun."

The not-for-profit housing association was set up by residents in 2007 and will soon move into a new headquarters at the Green Man development in Bromley Road.