A resident’s group in Evesham is hosting a Summer Fete and Community Games to raise money for new equipment for a growing park.

The Friends of Jubilee Gardens are gearing up for the festivities at the park situated at the rear of Bengeworth Club, Coronation Street on Saturday July 18.

The event will literally kick off at 2pm with an opening ceremony for the park’s new artificial football pitch, before a five- a-side football match featuring Bengeworth Academy pupils. This competition will take place as part of the national Community Games Programme, which provides the tools for communities to organise and come together through sporting and cultural events.

Other attractions for the whole family will include a bouncy castle/assault course, skittles (Bowling for Ham), face painting, giant games, a ball pool (for small children), an old penny arcade, multiple stalls including homemade cakes, sweets and crafts, and separate adult and child tombola’s. A raffle will also take place with many fantastic prizes on offer including vouchers from Moos Moos Café/Bar, Moulton Hair and Beauty, Sunsational and At Your Fingertips Nail Salon.

As Jubilee Gardens was created back in 2012 in partnership between Wychavon District Council and Rooftop Housing Group, Wychavon’s ‘Get Active’ team will be offering free attractions such as circus skills, nail art and henna and a smoothie bike, and Rooftop have generously provided a £300 grant to help fund this event.

Sue Norledge, Chairman of the Friends of Jubilee Gardens, said: “We would very much like to thank Wychavon District Council and Rooftop for all their support and grants, and all the local Bengeworth business who have supported us.”

Please note all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. There will be no on-site parking available, however the grounds are fully accessible for all.


Jubilee Gardens

Friends of Jubilee Gardens
This group was formed in 2012 to raise awareness and funds for the park in Bengeworth. They have organised many successful fundraising events for local families, received grants and won the Community Project Award at the 2015 Wychavon Community Recognition Awards. They have used money raised to develop the park through purchasing play and sports equipment.

Rooftop Housing Group
Rooftop’s mission is to improve people’s quality of life and their communities through providing outstanding housing and support services for younger and older residents. As Jubilee Gardens was opened in partnership with Rooftop Housing, this organization has played a part in tackling anti-social behaviour in the park.

The Community Games
This programme was inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and is delivered by the County Sports Partnership Network and the YMCA. The aim of this programme is to provide support to communities with planning and taking part in sporting and cultural events to bring people together. Some communities may give their games a competitive element and some communities may focus on giving community members a chance to learn new skills. Each community games must include an opening and/or closing ceremony. Visit www.communitygames.org.uk

For more information please contact: 
Claire Withers, Friends of Jubilee Gardens Treasurer Email: cmwithers@live.com
Alex Williams, Customer Insight Officer at Rooftop Housing Group Email: alex.williams@rooftopgroup.org