CHRISTMAS tree lights at Acton Gardens, the regenerated South Acton Estate, were officially switched on by the leader of Ealing Council, Cllr Julian Bell.

Children from Berrymede Junior School and neighbouring residents joined him for carols and warming refreshments, provided by the United Anglo Carribean Society.

The winner of the Christmas jumper competition, Melina Ajdadi, was also announced and presented with her £30 gift voucher prize.

The 20ft Christmas tree is in the newly-opened West Park, a communal garden and play area.