A right royal reason for a big party

A right royal

reason for a big party

People  in the Kingswood area joined in the national celebrations for the King’s Coronation in early May.

Among the events locally were a successful Picnic in the Park at Kingswood Park and a Big Lunch in Page Park, Staple Hill.

The Kingswood Park event, organised by the Friends of the park,  included fairground stalls, live music from the Concord Band and James Westacott and packed lunches provided by We Are BS15 CIC.

Thousands of people attended the Page Park event, which involved live music and other activities.

An afternoon tea, also organised by We Are BS 15, was held at the Beacon Cafe in Hanham.

On May 8 people took part in The Big Help Out. Volunteers tidied the grounds
at Holy Trinity Church in Kingswood while at Hanham Methodist Church a time
capsule was buried and a commemorative tree was planted. 

South Gloucestershire Council said it had supported 39 events across the district, handing out more than £28,000 in grants. 

Themed events took place in libraries and there was live screening of the Coronation and the Coronation Concert on a big screen at  the council-owned Bristol and Bath Science Park in Emersons Green, where there was also a Big Lunch event.