On Sunday 7th May, Calverton Parish Council organised a mass picnic in William Lee Park to celebrate the Coronation.
A last minute grant from a special National Lottery fund, helped the council afford to pay for
everything, so it was all free for residents including bouncy castles, a giant slide, a 100ft obstacle course, climbing wall, fair ground ride, and wipe out game. As part of the grant bid they also agreed to use some of the money to purchase three high quality gazebos that they will be able to use for future events.
Thousands of cakes, crisps, chocolate, donuts, and drinks were all handed out to the estimated 3,200 crowd, again free of charge.
A free facepainter along with the Gedling play forum who help making crowns kept the younger kids busy.
The weather was also great with not so much as a drop of rain.
The event organised by members of Calverton parish council, including Andy Meads (chairman), Dean Curwood (vice chairman), Lorraine Brown, Louise Kopryko and Joan Inger, comes after their similar, and successful second Christmas light switch on and last years Jubilee picnic.
It’s been a busy week for the councillors, who’s fourteen “Action for Calverton” candidates all got elected in a clean sweep against other new and incumbent, Labour and independent candidates at the local elections.
Written by Cllr Andy Meads – Calverton Parish Council Chairman