FAMILIES took along picnics and joined in the fun at a celebration event to mark the re-naming of playing fields in Blacon.
Green space alongside Shelley Road has been designated as a Queen Elizabeth II field as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations last year.
Members of the community young and old were invited to take along a picnic rug and nibbles to join in the celebrations on Wednesday, August 28.
Activities included a fancy dress competition with a royal theme for adults and children, live music, bouncy castle with small slide, lawn games including croquet and ice cream.
Sandwiches and face painting were organised by Blacon Community Trust and a tea and coffee stand was organised by Matthew Henry Church.
Volunteers from the North Blacon Residents Association were joined by Avenue Services workers on the day. Cllr Carolyn Graham, who represents Blacon, said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for the community to get together and have some fun while acknowledging the legacy of the Queen Elizabeth II fields and increasing awareness of the importance of our open spaces and natural environment.”
Earlier in the day there was an environment day in Poets Corner, where residents were able to get information and report issues affecting their environment and had the opportunity to take part in a tidy up of the play area.