One of the Metropolitan Police's helicopters paid a flying visit to Sidcup as the highlight of this year's 'Lark in the Park'. Traffic on The Green was brought to a halt on Saturday lunchtime as the 'Eurocopter' came into land for a special visit to the community event at Sidcup Place.
Lark in the Park has become an annual highlight for Sidcup with over 300 volunteers providing community fun for all the family. The event is organised by the church community in Sidcup with the support of the police and other local agencies and organisations. Arts, crafts, music, dance, sport and a range of other activities for young and old alike provide a full programme of events over 16 days.
Old Bexley and Sidcup MP James Brokenshire praised those involved in the organisation of Lark in the Park 2010. Commenting he said:
"Lark in the Park is a fantastic event for Sidcup and continues to go from strength to strength. It is amazing to think that thousands of people will take part in such a varied programme of activities between now and 8th August. Congratulations and a huge amount of thanks go to Paul Weston and all of the team of volunteers for continuing to put on such an amazing event for the benefit of local people and for the service they give to the local community. It really is the 'Big Society' in action and everyone involved should be very proud."
Pictured in the photograph are James Brokenshire MP with Paul Weston and PCSO Kirsty Bambrough from the Longlands Police Safer Neighbourhood Team who was instrumental in securing the visit of the Metropolitan Police 'Eurocopter'.