29th Jan, 2020

Mass celebration planned to mark Bromsgrove's Sanders Park's 50th birthday

A MASS celebration will be held between midday and 4.30pm on Sunday, September 16, at Sanders Park to celebrate its 50th birthday.

There will be circus workshops, face-painting, music from across the five decades, along with tree carving and classic cars.

Bromsgrove District Council has joined forces with the Bromsgrove Society and memories and photographs of the park from the last half-a-century will be available to view as part of a special display.

Bromsgrove Society chairman Pat Tansell said the organisation was delighted to be part of the celebrations.

“The picture display reflects how people have enjoyed and used the park as well as the legacy of the Sanders family.”

Bromsgrove District Council parks officers will be on hand to discuss proposals for outdoor fitness equipment being installed in the future and will join their Worcestershire County Council colleagues to talk about plans for new and improved pedestrian and cycle routes through the park. Visitors can share their views on the proposals.

Coun Peter Whittaker whose portfolio covers leisure, said: “Sanders Park has been a jewel in the crown of this town for 50 years and has played a part in our residents’ lives.

“Whether it is playing on the swings, feeding the ducks, taking a romantic stroll or enjoying a game of footie, it has a place in all our hearts.

“But it’s about looking forward too and there’s lots of plans underway to make sure Sanders Park continues to meet the needs of everyone and will be enjoyed for another 50 years.”

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