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In pictures: May Day Mayhem

In pictures: May Day Mayhem

In pictures: May Day Mayhem

Team games and jazz filled Phipps Close Recreation Area in Woodlands Park yesterday.


About 350 people came to the May Day Mayhem event in Phipps Close, which was organised by Woodlands Community Events.

This is made up of a collaboration of White Waltham Church, Woodlands Park Methodist Church, Housing Solutions and local residents.

The High Sheriff of Berkshire, Chris Koo, also dropped in to enjoy the festivities.

"It is great to see people of all ages enjoying themselves. I think it is great that the community and the churches are working together," he said.

As well as a bouncy castle, sumo wrestling suits and a barbecue, the 'centre games' provided entertainment open everyone.

Water balloon volleyball and a water melon eating competition were just two of the team games held on the afternoon.

Cox Green School Jazz Orchestra also played for the crowds.

"We got going with the Jubilee two years ago," said The Rev David Andrew, vicar of White Waltham Church, adding such was the success that they have continued to organise events.

"[We are] trying to build community in Woodlands Park and show people that coming together, doing things together, having fun, is a really positive experience."

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