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Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park was inspired by The Big Lunch initiative from the Eden Project in Cornwall. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the local community to have lunch with their neighbours annually in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.

We would like to thank Postcode Publications for their generous donation in support of this community event.

‘PO9 Pioneers’ Barney and Sara Barron invited members of the community to come together for the first of what aims to be an annual event. The event was organised by and for local members of the community who offered their various talents providing a range of activities from crafts, face painting, treasure hunt, photo booth, rescue rabbits, a community art project and much more. Park Community School generously hosted the event with lots of support both in the run up and delivery on the day. The community were able to enjoy the provision of laser quest, an inflatable assault course and bouncy castles. The event also benefited from the talents of Park Community Schools young sports ambassadors.

The local police also came along and bought their van along for children to explore. Everyone brought along their own picnic supplemented by free home made cakes, tea, coffee and squash. The whole event was a great success with glorious weather and numbers exceeding expectations.

If you live in the PO9 area and would like to be involved in next years event please get in touch by email to: barneyb29@hotmail.com

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Posted on Wed, June 22 2016