A day of fun for all at the GEC rec

A community fun day was staged recently, at the GEC Ground, Hillmorton Road. The event offered a variety of stalls and attractions, for all the family.''Pictured: Cameron Jenkins
A community fun day was staged recently, at the GEC Ground, Hillmorton Road. The event offered a variety of stalls and attractions, for all the family.''Pictured: Cameron Jenkins

A FUN day at the GEC recreation ground in Rugby finally took place on Saturday after it had to be postponed from May because of vandals.

About 1,000 people turned up to defy the troublemakers who had damaged the pavilion and grounds, forced the delaying of plans to hold the event earlier in the year.

Paul Collett, a community safety project officer for Warwickshire County Council, helped organise the festivities.

He said: “It was absolutely fantastic.

“The turnout was great for a blustery September day and we were delighted with how it went.”

The event aimed to encourage more people to use the Hillmorton Road park and its pavilion, which has long been been targeted by troublemakers.

As well as traditional fun and games for young people, the recreation ground hosted an array of charities and community groups offering advice to people living nearby on matters including debt and disability. Various businesses also took part.

Visit rugby.gov.uk/communitysafety for more information on the community safety partnership.