Party in the Park 2017
We held our fourth Party in the Park on Juniper Park on Monday 1st May from 1-5pm.
It was a successful day attended by approximately 2000 people.
Here are some photos from the day.
Party in the Park 2016, the first to be organized jointly by St Andrew’s and Allesley Green Residents Association, was somewhat marred by difficult weather conditions. Hundreds of local residents enthusiastically participating until the heavens opened at around 3pm forcing everyone undercover.
Highlights include the Coventry Festival Band, who turned up in great number; Speak Brother, a local rock band who had driven that morning from Cornwall where they had played a gig the night before; the four friendly donkeys and the inflatable disco, which continued to be popular even in the wet weather.
We are immensely grateful to the two guys who brought the fairground rides from the south west and with remarkable patience assisted vehicles on and off an increasingly muddy site, being the very last to leave.
Congratulations to the winners of ‘Bake for the Queen’ and ‘Dress for the Queen’
Finally, thanks to West Midlands Police and the Heart of England Foundation for generous grants which made the event possible.
Here are some photos from the day.
Another wonderful Party in the Park was held on 4th May 2015, following on from the previous year’s success, and was attended by 1500 residents and friends of Allesley Green.
Highlights including a string band from Park Hill School; morris dancing and a traditional fairground organ. We are grateful to the lottery and West Midlands Police which made the day possible. Thanks also to the organizing committee of Richard, Julia, Emma, Lindsey, Claire and Veronika.
We have posted a selection of photos from the day.
St. Andrew’s May Day 2014 on Allesley Green
On May Day, Monday 5th May, St. Andrew’s Church held a Fun Day for all the residents of Allesley Green, held on the green along side Woodridge Avenue. The event was planned and organised by members of St. Andrew’s PCC.
Although the event had been planned for many months, and the committee organising the event tried to plan for every eventuality, we could not control the weather. In the event, the weather was very kind, it was bright and warm all day, and only started to rain at exactly 8 pm just as the last bits and pieces were being packed away.
The event was always intended to be a family affair, and so it included something for children and adults of all ages. There was a programme of entertainment, starting with a brass band, maypole dancing for the children, Morris Dancers and Classic Guitars. To wind it all up we were entertained by a well known local group ‘The Goozbumpz’.
Meanwhile, all around Allesley Green there was plenty for everyone to see and to do: there was an old fashioned swing boat, a children’s round-a-bout, bouncy castle, bouncy slide, ice creams, tea, coffee and cakes and a Scouts bar-b-q selling hot dogs and beef burgers. In addition two donkeys delighted the children by giving rides around the green. Whilst all this was going on, adults and children could visit the many stalls offering, amongst other things, plants, books, cakes and an insight into the archaeology and history of Eastern Green. Crowds of children made a bee line for the Chocolate Tombola which was being run by Park Hill School PTA, and for face painting and the Teddy Tombola being run by Just Learning Nursery. Both the PTA and the Nursery gave us their full support.
Members of St. Andrew’s Church were on hand all day to ensure everything went smoothly, and were delighted to see so many families from the local area turn up and enjoy the day.