Saturday, 16 May 2009

Whickham Chase Park Fair

This afternoon I went to Whickham Chase park Fair, an annual event in the park organised by the scouts. It was great, with lots of charity stalls, fair rides, a stage with youth groups performing and lots of local people enjoying a sunny afternoon. The new Mayor of Gateshead arrived in his very expensive Audi and launched the fair but I preferred the steel drum band afterwards!

I was there to meet and help out the Friends of Chase Park, and intiative being set up by Whickham Lib Dem councillors to provide a user group for the park to enable more funding to be drawn in and events to take place. The group is still forming and despite having the most spartan stall in the marquee, and no raffle etc. to tempt people with, we got a lot of local residents to sign up for the group.

If you're interested, contact Cllr Peter Craig at

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