Fun is on the way as residents’ association organises first community event

Councillors David Riddle (left) and Paul Beck (right) flank Bishop Cuthbert Residents Association members Rob Kendon, Aileen Kendon and Fran Charnock.
Councillors David Riddle (left) and Paul Beck (right) flank Bishop Cuthbert Residents Association members Rob Kendon, Aileen Kendon and Fran Charnock.

Plans for the first community fun day organised by a Hartlepool residents’ association have been unveiled.

The event, which has been organised by Bishop Cuthbert Residents’ Association, is being held on Saturday, August 27, at Bishop Cuthbert Play Park between 1pm and 4pm.

The residents’ association said that the fun day has been organised as part of the group’s ongoing efforts to instil community spirit in the area.

Aileen Kendon, secretary of the association, says that members hope the fun day injects a new sense of pride in the area.

“The aim of the group is to promote and build community spirit across the Bishop Cuthbert estate.”

“Everyone has worked hard in putting together a range of activities for the local community to enjoy.”

People of all ages are being welcomed to the fun day. Activities at the event will include a bouncy castle, arts and crafts, face painting, raffles and a CD and book sale.

High tea and other table top stalls will be available in the nearby Hartfields complex.

Leisure activities are also on offer with the Hawks Academy attending, and football and basketball coaching for those who want to enhance their sporting talents.

The police, Fire Brigade and local Healthwatch team will also be in attendance.

Ailleen thanked local councillors and housing developers, Bellway and Persimmons, for helping to fund the event. Ward councillors for the area, Paul Beck, David Riddle and Jean Robinson have supported the event through their ward budgets.

All funds raised from the event will go towards the local community garden scheme on Meadowsweet Road.