Party in the Ponds proves a triumph
Published on: 06 Oct 2017
EVEN rain couldn't dampen the spirit of visitors to Fishponds' very first Party in the Ponds.
The event, on Saturday September 9, took place in Fishponds Park and Beechwood Road.
It was organised by the same team that was behind last year's successful Make Sunday Special in Fishponds.
Pauline Shaw, one of the organisers, said the event was such a hit, it is hoped to make Party in the Ponds an annual fixture.
She said: "The weather was a bit hit and miss, but despite the terrible, storm-laden forecast and intermittent showers, we didn’t let that dampen our spirits and lots of local people still came out and partied.
"A big shout out to the numerous bands and performers, all of whom were local acts and all equally amazing. There were lots of local community groups and businesses represented in the different stalls, although we were disappointed by a couple of very last-minute cancellations which meant that Beechwood was a bit depleted.
"We must thank all the local businesses who either sponsored us or donated prizes to the raffle, plus of course our wonderful volunteers. The clean-up operation went smoothly and we were ably assisted by the Lord Mayor.
"We would very much like this to become an annual event and welcome feedback and suggestions as to how it could be improved.
"Please feel free to contact us via our Facebook page Party in the Ponds."