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Spring in the Park 2024 super success

5 May 2024

Despite a few showers – Spring in Park 2024 was a huge success – with record-breaking stallholders and an attendance estimated at around 5,000 people.

The popular annual event – which has been running since 2018 – started at 10.30am as visitors enjoyed more than 80 stalls, a packed entertainment schedule, as well as the recently reopened Splash Pad, canoeing on the lake and new play park equipment in Warminster Lake Pleasure Grounds on Sunday 5th May.

The event was hailed a super success with a positive reaction from the Warminster community with plenty of money raised for local charities.

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Additional entertainment included a well-attended dog show, sponsored by Garston Veterinary Group & Charismatic Pets, popular donkey rides sponsored by Farnfields Solicitors and a tug of war competition – sponsored by Lit Fibre.

Warminster Town Mayor, Cllr Phil Keeble said: “Despite less than favourable weather, the crowds still came and made it a really successful and enjoyable event. Thank you to all the stallholders and vendors and to the public for making it another great event that Warminster is rightly proud of. Looking forward already to Spring in the Park 2025.”

Almost all council staff are involved in some way during the year

Tom Dommett, Warminster Town Clerk said: “Spring in the Park 2024 was a super success, with thousands of visitors enjoying the stalls, activities, and entertainment. It was wonderful to see so many residents come out and support another big event for the town.

“We hope those who came had a memorable day and planning for next years event has already started. We are very proud of the Lake Pleasure Grounds and to put on regular events for the Warminster community.

“Almost all council staff are involved in some way during the year. Particular thanks must go to the grounds staff who cleaned the toilets and emptied the litter bins as well as finding time to almost win the tug of war.

“The benefits of the day are enormous in terms of community cohesion and fund raising for local businesses, charities and community groups. A few stall holders sold out, most had brought plenty of stock as they know what a busy and popular event this has become. The public commented on the fact that the stalls went all round the lake for the first time ever.

“Highlights were the entertainment at the bandstand, particularly the Athenaeum Masqueraders, the choirs and the dog show. Muddy Puddles Mobile Farm was very popular as were the donkey rides.”

Warminster Town Council remains committed to putting on events for Warminster and looking ahead there are several other major events in the Warminster Lake Pleasure Grounds including a Skatepark Jam on Saturday 25th May, Bands in the Bandstand – Saturdays June to August, Inspire Musical Festival on Sunday 7th July and the Park Centenary on Friday 26th July.  

The Mayors Charity raffle raised £320 with generous prizes donated by Dents, Lyons Seafoods, Morrisons and Longleat.

Stalls went all round the lake for the first time ever

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