A sunshine success!

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Nuthall Parish Council delighted both the young and the young at heart with its third family fun day this summer.

More than 400 people went to the popular community event which was staged at the Basil Russell Recreation Ground, and thanks to the considerable efforts of the council, it was declared a ‘huge success’.

Teamwork played its part and the wonderful contributions of children’s entertainer Jolly Jingles, who as well as making an admirable compere, served up a sunshine treat with two performances featuring the evergreen favourites Punch and Judy.

Kimberley Shotokan Karate Club led by its Sensai John Trevatt, did various displays, while a circus workshop, sports activities, arts and crafts, inflatables, and a range of hot food and traditional ice creams added to the enjoyment of the happy occasion.

A wide variety of stalls attracted interest from bargain hunters, while one of the big highlights of the event was in the Parrot Aid tent where colourful well trained species of exotic birds delighted visitors with their antics.

Local Councillor Philip Owen expressed his delight at the turnout.

“To see so many families gathered together and having such a good time is very rewarding”, he said.

Council colleague Brian Watson was equally generous with his praise.

“Once again the weather has been kind and the event has gone really well.

“We are proud of this park and the groundsmen have worked really hard to maintain its high standard.”

Parish clerk Sue Stack said: “It is nice to see such a wonderful community spirit which has shone through on what has been a lovely occasion.”