Dozens of people lined the streets to see their ‘festive lights’ switched on, as Diwali celebrations got underway.

The lights, which run along Kenton Road, represent the various festivals taking place over autumn and winter and will remain up until after Christmas.

Cllr Ajay Maru had the honour of turning on the colourful lights, which were funded by Harrow Council and the Kenton Area Traders Association (KATA).

The event saw performances from the choirs of St Gregory’s Catholic College and Uxendon Manor Primary School, as well as light refreshments provided by KATA and Blue Ginger Restaurant.

Ketan Mandalia, KATA chairperson, said: “I am delighted to see that the switching on of Kenton’s festive lights attracts more and more people each year.

“I hope that everyone who came along enjoyed the event and continues to enjoy the lights over the festive period.

“We also hope that the lights, along with the flower baskets, an initiative coordinated by KATA and supported by Harrow and Brent Councils, help to convince residents to shop local; supporting their local traders and shopping parades.”