Nuthall completes hat-trick of summer family fun days

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Families turned out in force to enjoy Nuthall Parish Council’s third successful family fun day of the summer.

Blessed with glorious weather, the free community event at the Basil Russell Recreation Ground on Maple Drive included impressive karate displays from members of the Kimberley Shotokan Karate Club.

There was plenty for visitors to enjoy and children were in their element as they joined arts and crafts sessions, football challenges led by Gary and John Horsley and tried target bowls.

The day also included giant inflatables, circus skills, henna tattoos, stalls and food served by representatives of the 1st Nuthall Scout Group and the Eastwood Town Community Football Club gave a hand too.

Making a big contribution to the success of the fun day was genial compere Jolly Jingles, who crowned his impressive role with a well-received Punch and Judy show.

Nuthall parish councillor Christine Hall praised parish clerk and fun day organiser Sue Stack and expressed her delight at the success of the community event.

She said: “It has been wonderful - seeing so many families enjoying themselves under sunny skies is very rewarding.

“Sue has worked very hard to ensure the success of all three fun days and her efforts have paid off big time.”

Fellow councillor Paul Simpson added his praise to that of Christine Hall towards the end of the day.

He said: “The turn-out has been very good and the packed programme of events has been enjoyed by people of all ages.”

The next meeting of Nuthall Parish Council will be on September 16 at 7.30pm at the Temple Centre in Nuthall.