Spring fun at Jocks Lane Park
3rd May 2016 Posted in Council News
Families had a great day out in the sunshine at our Spring Event at Jocks Lane Park on Sunday, 24th April 2016.
Those that attended had a chance to try out the upgraded tennis facilities and received some expert coaching from GDTennis. They will be launching a weekly tennis coaching programme at Jocks Lane Park in May.
Families were able to get up close to native British birds from GMG Falconry, tuck into a lunchtime barbecue managed by the staff from Mill Pond Café and watch staff from PA Tree Care demonstrate chainsaw carving. Visitors also got the chance to do willow weaving, take a ride on Bracknell Railway Society’s miniature railway as well visiting various local community stalls. We would also like to thank the Berks & South Bucks Bat group, Jealotts Hill Landshare, the Bracknell PCSO’s, Braybrooke Nature and Fishing Club, The Bracknell Horticultural Association, The Bracknell Forest Society and TRL Tennis Club for attending, plus Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue for providing First Aid cover.
Bracknell in Bloom launched their 2016 campaign with a hanging basket workshop. Mark Gilkes from Oaktree Garden Centre and Nursery demonstrated how to make stunning hanging baskets. Visitors were able to create baskets which will be displayed at various locations around Bracknell. Hopefully those that took part will be encouraged to enter Bracknell’s annual public gardening competition, Bracknell Your Gardens. This competition is organised by Bracknell Forest Homes, and Bracknell Horticultural Association. Please visit www.bracknellforesthomes.org.uk for more information.
Bracknell Town Mayor, Cllr Mark Phillips said: “It was wonderful to see so many Bracknell residents having a good time joining in the activities organised at this fun event at our fabulous Jocks Lane Park venue.”