An afternoon of family fun at Town Mayor’s Sunday

Happy faces at last year's Town Mayor's Sunday
Happy faces at last year's Town Mayor's Sunday

An afternoon of colour and fun is planned for Town Mayor’s Sunday in People’s Park.

There will be fun and games for all the family at this Sunday’s event, which is free to attend.

Young people can take part in sport sessions and hobby horse races and join in with the ever­-popular boxing training routine organised by Dave Earle of the Spit ’n’ Sawdust gym.

New additions to the entertainment include the Banbury Irish AFC Under 6 soccer team, Banbury Flyball Dog Display team, and street dancing group 2Fierce.

The programme also includes the Stagecoach singing, dancing and drama group, Joanne Mills School of Dance, Dogs For The Disabled demonstrations, the Radio Horton Roadshow, Cherwell District Council’s Sports Hub, and children’s and adults’ hobby horse races.

Fir Tree Falconry, Phoenix Foundation ponies, fairground rides, free face painting and balloon modelling, charity stalls, a bar, hot and cold food vendors, and a tea tent will complete the attractions.

The afternoon begins at 12.30pm with a procession from the town hall to the park, led by Banbury’s Air Training Corps band, with mayor Tony Mepham and a civic group following. Also in the parade will be representatives of local clubs and community groups, as well as adults and children dressed in hobby horse costumes.

Mr Mepham said: “This year’s event promises to be the busiest ever. It will be non­-stop action from 12.30pm until 4pm and there will be lots of opportunities for members of the public to join in and have fun.

“Families are welcome to bring picnics and find a quiet corner where they can enjoy their meals, or pick up delicious food and drink from the many food units. All in all, Sunday has the makings of a day to remember for young and old.”