Come to a picnic in the park

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FAMILIES are invited to a picnic in the park this weekend.

The third annual Picnic in the Park will take place at Hindley’s Leyland Park on Sunday, from 1pm.

The event, hosted by the Friends of Leyland Park, will include entertainment, live music, fairground rides, inflatables and the ever-popular beer tent.

Members of Phoenix, a group hoping to save Hindley Swimming Pool from closure, will have a stall to provide information on its action plan.

Organiser Michelle Moseley-Banford said: “Our main objective is to bring the once popular park back into the heart of the community.

“All the money raised is ploughed back into the park. Thanks to the fund-raising, the past few years have seen the return of the flower beds, and the installation of the notice board and new street signs to commemorate the Olympics.

“The most recent project that the group is working on is the siting of new entrance gates to mark the 125th anniversary of the park.”