GRAYLINGWELL Park rocked to the sound of music from Chichester Music Academy at the annual summer garden party on Saturday(July 5).
The garden party, run in partnership with Scouts’ Children’s Day, saw more than 3,000 enjoy the activities, including a climbing wall and plate smashing.
Children could also hold a giant toad or tarantula. Crowds weren’t put off by the windy weather and many stayed all day to take part in the Zumba, It’s A Knockout and especially the dog show.
The whole day, sponsored by Chichester CDT, Linden Homes, Affinity Sutton and ROX, hopes to raise a large amount for the Scouts, youth activities and other local charities.
The dog show saw lots of local dogs take part in a fun competition and the prize for prettiest bitch was presented by the mayor and mayoress of Chichester, who spent the rest of the afternoon visiting the stalls and other activities.
Again this year, the Scouts put on their fantastic sideshows, including the runaway train, coconut shies and a plant stall, all the things you would expect at the best fete held in the north of Chichester.
Graylingwell Heritage project also held a roadshow, exhibiting items and photographs from Graylingwell’s history.
Jane Haskins, the event director from Chichester Community Development Trust, said: “This is a real team effort to get this event planned and delivered. Again, this year, it was a great success, and the CCDT hopes to carry this on for many years to come, making it bigger and better every year!”
Chichester CDT is working to develop activities and venues for not only the residents in Roussillon and Graylingwell Park, ut for the whole of Chichester.
It has just opened a brand-new venue at Roussillon Park, which is now available for bookings.
The next event at Graylingwell Park is a National Play Day event on Wednesday, August 6, from 2pm-4pm. For more information on events go to www.chichestercdt.org.uk