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Smiles aplenty for Haverhill Picnic in the Park




More than 1,000 people spread out their picnic blankets, dished out the food and enjoyed an array of entertainment at a Haverhill park last week.

The annual Picnic in the Park event at East Town Park, in Coupals Road, last Wednesday offered fun for all the family in the glorious sunshine and amped-up the community feel good factor.

Among the attractions were a bungee run, trampolines, swing boat and a play centre.

Jane Wigmore, Paige Green, Maggi Lawrence, Maggie Bezant and Suzy Wallis picnic in the sun. Picture by Mark Westley
Jane Wigmore, Paige Green, Maggi Lawrence, Maggie Bezant and Suzy Wallis picnic in the sun. Picture by Mark Westley

There were also creative workshops including jewellery making, drumming, clay painting, clay pot making, face painting and circus skills.

Organised by Haverhill Town Council, it was part of the Summer in Haverhill programme which runs eight large scale community days.

Nick Keeble, arts and leisure manager at the town council, said: “It was lovely to see the families sitting together which was what the day was about.

“We had more than 1,000 people down and there were lots of smiling faces.

“We were so pleased with how the day went. It had such a good feel about it and we had lots of nice compliments which is what we were looking for.

“Everything was free to take part in and we were supported by the Friends of East Town Park volunteers who helped us with stewarding and litter picking during the day.”

Chalkstone Fun Day was due to be held yesterday (August 14) on Chalkstone Community Centre field and next Wednesday (August 21), Clements Fun Day in and around Leiston Community Centre, in Leiston Road, will celebrate 55 years of the Clements estate.

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