The WP Residents’ Association, WP Community Centre and Belgrave School worked together to organise a Diamond Jubilee Picnic on the school playing field at the weekend. When the Organising Committee met in February the first item on the agenda was to choose a date – fortunately we selected Monday, 4 June!
In contrast to Sunday, when it never stopped raining, the sun shone for most of the day and the event attracted several hundred Westminster Park residents many of whom brought picnics and sat eating them on the grass. For those who hadn’t there was a brisk trade in tea, coffee and home made cakes, and the Community Centre bar staff were kept busy.
The School’s band and choir provided excellent musical entertainment. Their performance was followed by Karate and Zumba demonstrations, egg and spoon races and judging of fancy dress. Our local PCSO, PC Fox, brought a Police van for children to inspect, there was opportunity to learn Circus skills with Alex, make craft items with Wendy and children were still queuing up to have their faces painted by Mazzi when most people had gone home!
The Croquet Club gave people an opportunity to try their hand at the game and several local clubs had stalls to advertise themselves whilst providing fund raising games. The History Club’s display attracted much interest.
Overall it was great to provide an event to bring the Westminster Park community together and to feel part of the national celebrations that took place over the weekend.