It’s all yours – that was the message to Grange Park residents enjoying the sunshine and space at a community garden open day.
More than 110 visitors were welcomed to Chepstow Community Garden to enjoy the facility which the late Maureen Horn, an avid community leader, established.
Blackpool Circus School led workshops with budding performers, while members of the local youth club put on a Zumba display.
Debbie Black, the daughter of Maureen Horn, who died in July, 2013, said: “It was really good fun.
“The aim was to invite people into the garden and get more people to use it.
“It’s important for us to continue mum’s work.
“She would have been over the moon to see it.”
On Mereside estate community leaders at the Link Up welcomed more than 100 people, both young and old, for an Easter event at which they could enjoy craft and sport activities and music from Merely Perfect.
Project co-ordinator Nikki Hart said: “There was a lovely atmosphere with lots of people joining in – it was a really nice community celebration.”
At Freeport shopping centre in Fleetwood visitors were invited to join in an Easter egg hunt and to get up close and personal with spring animals from Farmer Parr’s Animal World, with staff taking along sheep, goats and a giant Easter bunny.
At Lytham Hall 900 visitors met real bunnies, and guinea pigs at an RSPCA bunny care station set up at the end of an Easter egg trail on Sunday.
The animals proved to be the star attraction at the Easter fun day in the grounds and people also had the chance to tour the hall and make donations towards its upkeep and restoration.
Activities co-ordinator Marianne Blaauboer said: “It was incredibly busy and we had a really nice atmosphere.”