Since 2000, our four roads have held three street parties, thirteen Picnics in the Park and two Parties at the Pub.  For 2015 and 2016, we had two excellent Parties at the Pub which took place at the Sebright Arms, our wonderful local community pub.   Both 2017 and 2018 have seen a return to having a Picnic in the Park on the Byng Road rugby field which offers wider opportunities.   It was hoped to run another Picnic in the Park in 2019, but a commercial organization has come along and decided to run a ‘Festival Fair’ on the rugby field in July. The Picnic in the Park organizing team think that this will provide too much of a clash and therefore have decided to miss a year, although it is hoped to run a Party at the Pub in September.  2018’s event took place on Sunday, 8th July, in glorious hot summer weather. There were the usual attractions such as 5-a-side football, bouncy castle, balloon modelling, face painting, inter-road games, etc.  Blind football (see top picture on left) was one of the new games this year and it had hilarious consequences. Local bands and groups played, namely Hokum,  the duo Ella and Naz, Radio Plane and the Hallam family.  As well as the rugby field, we are able to use the clubhouse, its bar and ice cream maker which was very popular indeed.  For the first time this year we were fortunate to have Peter Liddlelow working some of his magic, but we missed our usual Punch and Judy performance.