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Giant Picnic in the Park

This year Herne Bay in Bloom were the main organisers of this community event based in the town’s Memorial Park which was facilitated by a generous award from the Heritage Lottery Fund . People United (last year’s organiser) and Canterbury City Council Festival personnel also provided practical support and advice both in the planning and on the day.

Over 20 community organisations attended contributing many different activities. The weather was generally kind interspersed with only two short sharp showers but the sunshine and lovely atmosphere definitely reflected the overall feel-good factor of the day.

Many families came  to enjoy the live entertainment and free activities as well as their own picnics and it was brilliant to see so many people genuinely enjoying themselves.

Amongst the comments received were:

“It’s a great opportunity for all the community to get together”

“The music and Samba Band were my favourite”

“We have met people who we haven’t seen for ages”

“We would definitely come back with our friends next year”

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