Gamesley immersed in woodland for annual event
Friday 9th September 2016 @ 15:14 by Adam Higgins

Gamesley G52’s annual ‘meet the neighbours’ day had an ‘if you go down to the woods’ theme.

But not all the animals on show were local!

The woodland creatures ranged from owls to snakes, with meerkats, rabbits and a few more in between.

More than 500 local residents attended the event over the course of the Wednesday afternoon with the square at the shops on Winster Mews transformed into a temporary woodland with the help of several tons of wood chip.

In addition to the animals, there was also a host of information stalls, covering everything from fire safety to building a bird box, along with the usual face painting and raffles.

Kerry Halliwell, of G52, said: “Thank you to all those that attended our event, with special thanks to the many volunteers, without who’s help we would not be able to put on events like this.”

The organisers thanked Peak District National Park, Glossopdale Furniture Project, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, High Peak Borough Council, and Derbyshire County Council’s Recycling Team, Scott Hallam from the MAT Team, Simon and Steve, Wendy Richards, Sparkle Face Painting, Café Jericho, and volunteers from G52 for their support.