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AXMINSTER:Good support for Millwey festival day

Thursday, 03 July 2014

HIVE OF ACTIVITY: Some of the participants and their equipment

HIVE OF ACTIVITY: Some of the participants and their equipment

More than 200 people turned up for Millwey Community Festival. East Devon District Council’s community development workers - aided by HALFF and Devon County Council - staged the event on Millwey Rise FC’s former pitch. The event was supported by district councillors Andrew Moulding, Steph Jones and John Jeffery plus local Police Community Support Officers. In addition, Millwey resident Ian Hall, chairman of Cloakham Lawn Sports Centre, was in charge of a kwik cricket exercise. EDDC community development worker Victoria Robinson said: “The aim of the day is to provide activities for the young people of the estate and their families breaking down barriers between the different elements of the community, increasing community cohesion and reducing anti-social behaviour. We also want to bring the groups which are active in the area together so that people understand better what is going on and can celebrate the community on the estate. “This was the most successful event to date and it was great that so many local groups were involved. “Whole families came, not just young people, and stayed to take part in lots of different activities, some for the whole afternoon. “The dog tagging was very popular with 12 dogs being micro-chipped free of charge and lots of advice on care given. “Build a sandwich was also another popular stall, especially amongst the young people. “We are very grateful to everyone who got involved and hope to build on the success next year.”

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