Perfect day for Bromley Heath summer picnic
Published on: 09 Oct 2015
IT MAY have been postponed several times due to the threat of rain, but when Bromley Heath’s Summer Picnic finally went ahead everything was perfect.
The sunny weather drew families out to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere whilst tucking into their delicious wares. Children - and adults - were kept entertained by Marky Jay who performed a magic show with his sidekick, Professor Steve Chimpington.
He wowed his audience with his juggling dexterity before running a circus skills workshop.
Bromley Heath-based Wrigglypeeps Pre-school also proved a big hit, bringing a tent full of toys and activities with them and running face-painting sessions.
One of the highlights of the event, which took place on September 6, was the guest appearance of none other than Bromley Bear. The popular mascot for the area joined in the fun and enjoyed lots of cuddles.
The event was organised by the newly-formed We Love Bromley Heath Park, a Friends’ group who are planning a series of improvements to the open space including cycle racks, new signage and a picnic table.
Victoria Veasey, co-chair of We Love Bromley Heath Park, said: “We had a few false starts due to the weather over the summer but we couldn’t have asked for a better day when it arrived. The weather was wonderful and there was a lovely vibe.
“Children of members of the Friends’ group ran the sweet and drink stall and did a grand job, definitely committee members of the future!
“We had some wonderful feedback, and it was a great opportunity for friends to get together. Groups of families who had met through the local toddler group and schools came along together and the new mums at Bromley Heath Infant School used the event as a pre school meet up. All in all it was a friendly relaxed community event full of smiles and fun.”
The Friends’ group were also at work during the event, clearing the area at the front of the park in preparation for two shiny new bike racks which will be installed in the near future.
The group meets about four times a year in the local school or church hall and would love to welcome new volunteers.
You can register an interest in volunteering or find out more about the group by visiting www.welovebromleyheathpark.uk where you will find up-dates of projects and events happening the the park.
There is also a Facebook page www.facebook.com/welovebromleyheathpark.
Look out for a new column from We Love Bromley Heath Park starting in next month’s Downend Voice.