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Over 8,000 people enjoy a Lark in the Park!

3 August 2018

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s ever popular Lark in the Park attracted over 8,000 people yesterday (Wednesday 1 August) as the event celebrated an incredible 30th birthday in the backdrop of Bridgford Park.

Sponsors Hollies Day Nurseries were among those to welcome the wonderful crowds to six hours of music, stage entertainment and over 80 fun filled stalls and attractions.

Visitors were encouraged to ‘Go Green in 2018’ with displays including the Council’s pledge to raise awareness on single use plastic usage and long queues formed to get a chance to explore one of the authority’s brand new refuse vehicles.

Deputy Leader of the Council Cllr Debbie Mason said: “Thank you if you attended Lark in the Park, it was another wonderful day that epitomised the array of colour, talent and interest in the music, fun and stalls on offer for families.

“Our Go Green theme was well received too and it was wonderful to see one of our supporters Slater and Brandley giving away reusable water bottles to reiterate our stance on reducing single use plastics. Fellow backer The Botanist also provided visitors with sumptuous afternoon tea.

“Family friendly activities and the opportunity to learn more about environmental issues that affect us all summed up the spirit of fun and education on offer to youngsters and adults alike.”

Hollies Day Nurseries even launched their own book on the day, A Tale of Hollies Wood, as they joined junk arts and crafts, storytelling and forest school activities and a free mini Bikeability zone led by Via EM and Nottinghamshire County Council.

Notts Police, Notts Fire and Rescue Service, National Ice Centre, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and Nottingham Rugby Club were also on hand to offer have-a-go sessions.

ToBi, the Tour of Britain mascot, attended to meet the crowds too and inform them more about the cycling spectacular that will start on neighbouring Central Avenue on September 8 that races through much of the Borough. Visit www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/tob to find out more.