Hillside and Pecklewell Residents Association Autumn Festival
On Saturday the 29th October 2016, Maryport's Hillside and Pecklewell Residents Association held their Autumn Festival.
The Hillside and Pecklewell Residents Association, which was formed in January 2016, assisted by Kath Peters from Your Derwent and Solway, held their Autumn Festival on Ellenfoot Drive.
Although the weather was grey, the residents spirits were not dampened and plenty of children and adults attended throughout the day to enjoy the activities.
Cumbrian chef John Crouch, who has been running cookery classes for the residents group, attended the festival and assisted in the making of some delicious soups and flap jack for all to sample.
Stomping Ground, who are a not for profit organisation working with the Hillside children, encouraged play and creativity, including lantern making for the lantern parade, which took place at Ewanrigg on Sunday. They also helped the children make bird feeders, medals and build dens. The activities were enjoyed by all.
Two PCSO's also attended the event to talk to local children about how to stay safe now the Autumn nights have arrived, including road safety and anti social behavior in the lead up to Halloween.
Beth Nicholls and Laura Brough, Communication and Business Development Officers from PPM Limited, offered assistance on the day with all activities. PPM Limited also donated two raffle prizes, a slow cooker and a £15 Asda voucher.
All proceeds from the day will go to supporting the Hillside and Pecklewell's Residents Group in future events.