James Brokenshire has praised organisers for another successful ‘Lark in the Park’ event at Sidcup Place, Sidcup. The free community event now in its 16th year came to a conclusion on Sunday after a fortnight of activities and entertainment for young and old over the last fortnight.
This year’s event organised by Churches Together in Sidcup saw the return of activity clubs for children tailored to particular year groups as well as community events and entertainment for all ages and the ‘Freedom Zone’ for the over 60’s. With the event running alongside part of the London Games, Lark in the Park 2012 had an Olympic theme with a big screen to watch some of the key events and some international visitors supporting the work of local volunteers.
Commenting James said:
“Yet again local families have enjoyed a fantastic event for Sidcup. It is a huge credit to the literally hundreds of people who give up their spare time each year to make Lark in the Park the success that it is. It was great to be able to come down to take part again and say thank you to the team for all of their hard work and savour the buzz of the atmosphere. Even the weather didn’t get in the way!
“Lark in the Park is something that really helps to bring the community of Sidcup together. It is remarkable to think that it is run solely by volunteers, funded entirely by donations for the benefit of local people and gets better and better every year.”