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Derwent Valley gets ready for 2nd Party in the Park

Party in the ParkA colourful community fun day is back by popular demand, thanks to the Derwent Valley Area Action Partnership.

Party in the Park will return to Consett on Sunday 17 July 2016 building on the success of the first event, which was held in 2014.

This free, family event sees performance groups from across the Derwentside community coming together to entertain families gathered in Blackhill and Consett Park.

This year a number of bands will be playing including Outlander, The Revolutionaires and The Baghdaddies. A wide range of community groups will also perform, including Holly’s School of Steel, Runaway Samba, Jane Robson School of Dance, Ceroc Stanley and Consett Phoenix Youth.

Other activities including outdoor skittles, giant jenga and face painting are also offered on the day, meanwhile youngsters can enjoy getting to know their local emergency service crews and explore a police van and fire engine, plus much more.

Corinne Walton, Durham County Council’s Area Action Partnership Coordinator, said: “The event in 2014 was really well received by the local community and we are hoping that this year will be bigger and better, with more families coming to take advantage of this free, fun day out with their children.

“We are committed to improving community life in the Derwent Valley area and events like this really help to bring the community together, showcasing the wonderful groups and activities that are available in the area and promoting positive community engagement between local people and the services on offer in their area.”

Families are encouraged to come along with a picnic to enjoy the afternoon, listen to the live music, browse more than twenty information stalls, get their faces painted and enjoy the attractions, free rides and bungee trampolines! Refreshments can be purchased at the event and there will also be a barbecue available.

The Party in the Park is taking place at Blackhill and Consett Park on Sunday 17 July 2016 between 12 noon and 6.00pm. For more information please contact the Derwent Valley AAP Team on 03000 260 725 or e-mail dvaap@durham.gov.uk

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