Augusta Park's First Community Event a Hit!
Around 400 people came to Augusta Park’s first big community event this bank holiday weekend.
The event was put together by a working group made up of volunteers from Endeavour School, YMCA, Augusta Park Community Centre, the Parish of Knights Enham and Test Valley Borough Council. Over the weekend, the event gathered volunteers from a variety of local community groups, dance groups, fitness groups, churches across Andover Deanery, Andover Churches Together and the Diocese of Winchester.
As well as a stage featuring local talent like the Misspent Ukes, Ruby Slippers Dance School and Fair Play Performing Arts there were plenty of activities for children throughout both days.
Activities included a skate session with Team Rubicon, face painting and, in the evening, a free outdoor cinema showing Bohemian Rhapsody.
Reverend Lee Davies, Priest in Charge at St Paul’s church and Community Centre said: “It was a fantastic event, our aim was to put on an event that was fun for all and free for all, and whilst we have learnt a lot from organising this event that we can improve in future years, I think we've achieved this.”
“What better way to demonstrate our commitment to the community than bringing an event to the community. Both the children and parents had an absolute blast and loved the face painting, sports activities and outdoor cinema. This definitely needs to become a tradition in Augusta Park.”
The organisers of Love Augusta Park expressed gratitude for the support offered by all volunteers who made the day possible and for financial support from Taylor Wimpey, Test Valley Borough Council, The Parish of Knights Enham and The Diocese of Winchester, alongside donations from Co-Op Store and Tescos.