Party in the Park a big success

Hundreds of excited Alfreton residents flocked to the town’s annual Party in the Park weekend.

It kicked off with a procession of colourful floats that made its way through the town at 11am.

There was plenty for the kids this year with the popular Pedro’s Travelling Show, Pinxton Puppets, bouncy castles and face painting to sample.

The community party, at Alfreton Park, on Wingfield Road, also saw the return of a boxing marquee, with more than 60 boxers from around the Midlands taking part throughout the day.

New to the party on Sunday, was a horticultural show, with categories for fruit, vegetables and flowers. There was also the usual assortment of trade and craft stalls, together with stalls from local community groups and charities.

Organiser Liam Connell said the event, now in its twelth year, was a huge success.

He said: “The park was full of people laughing and joking and enjoying themselves. There was plenty of entertainment and activities for all ages and people seemed to have a great family day out. The party only started as a one-off for the Queen’s Jubilee back in 2002, and due to popular demand it’s still going strong. Here’s to next year!”