On Saturday 11th June, over 1000 local people came together for the 14th Annual Milton Picnic on the Green on St James’ Green.
The event is organised every year by the Milton Neighbourhood Forum Committee who give their time up to help ensure that local people have their say on matters that effect them and to put together community events like the picnic. This year’s event included a Balloon Man (the Amazing Mister Tall), bouncy castles, face painting, lucky dip, tombola, beat the goalie, coconut shy and much more.
Local Lib Dem councillors Ben Dowling, Will Purvis and Gerald Vernon-Jackson all help to organise the event each year and have an active role on the day. Ben commented: “The community spirit is crystal clear in Milton and this event always brings out the best Milton has to offer. I’m glad it was another successful event and that we managed to avoid the rain for the fourteenth year in a row!”