Planning for next year

(left to right) Eboney and Sienna Williams with Libbie Frostick enjoying the spinning teacups ride at the Friends of Ward Jackson Park annual fun day

(left to right) Eboney and Sienna Williams with Libbie Frostick enjoying the spinning teacups ride at the Friends of Ward Jackson Park annual fun day

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ORGANISERS of a successful summer fair are already planning on making next year’s even bigger and better.

Around 1,000 people of all ages enjoyed the sights and sounds at Ward Jackson Park, in Hartlepool, on Bank Holiday Sunday.

The Summer Extravaganza, organised by The Friends of Ward Jackson Park, featured a host of activities.

Rachel Wilson, chairman of the friends group that is made up of around 12 volunteers, said she has had a lot of good reaction from those who attended.

She added: “This year was a big success.

“It’s hard to gauge how things are going when you’re behind the scenes, but I think it was the best we have ever done.

“We have a meeting coming up soon and we’ll be talking about next year’s to make sure it is even bigger and better.”

Along with the usual mix of fairground rides, stalls and games, music was at the heart of this year’s fun day.

Local musicians from the band Sound Intention went down well with visitors as they performed in the park’s little-used bandstand.

The August Bank Holiday fun day is one of three events they stage throughout the calendar along with an Easter fair and Christingle at Christmas.

The group’s aim is to see more people use and enjoy the Victorian park.

Rachel added: “The Christingle is also always popular so hopefully people carry on supporting the park and the work we do.”