Despite torrential rains first thing the day dried off and the sun came out and over 1,000 people attended the Jazz Picnic in Aveling Fields. To music played by Cats Away and beer supplied by the Rose and Crown many families came along with their picnics and enjoyed a relaxing afternoon of cool jazz. FOLP signed up 35 new members at its fabulous cake stall. Many people donated cakes and biscuits and by the end of the day everything was sold.
It was also a chance to use the 3 new marquees FOLP has bought with money from the Chapel End Community Forum grant. These will be available for other community groups to use once FOLP takes over its new Friends Office in the park.