Triangle festival is back

PUBLISHED: 11:38 29 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:23 06 May 2010

SEVEN years after it was last staged a major community event is back on the social calendar. Residents from the Triangle area of Hitchin, around Nightingale and Walsworth Roads, have got together with the backing of local traders and Molly Malone s pub in

SEVEN years after it was last staged a major community event is back on the social calendar.

Residents from the Triangle area of Hitchin, around Nightingale and Walsworth Roads, have got together with the backing of local traders and Molly Malone's pub in Nightingale Road to stage the Triangle Festival again.

The event will be a free music and fun family afternoon on Saturday (July 1).

Bands will be performing in Ransom's Recreation Ground and DJs will be playing music on rotating sound systems throughout the afternoon.

There will be a licensed bar as well as a bouncy castle, a fun fair for the children and a chance to learn more about the Triangle Garden which will be open to the public.

Refreshments promise to be something very special with a variety of foods from around the world.

To link in with the festival, the Triangle Community Garden will be open to visitors from 12pm to 6pm

Plants will be on sale to raise funds for the latest garden project, a pilot scheme offering training and experience in gardening and environmental conservation to people with learning disabilities and mental ill-health.

The last of the regular Triangle Festivals took place in 1999 but residents felt they would like to see them thrive again. They approached North Hertfordshire District Council and have received support from officers there.

Talvinder Parmar, chairman of the Triangle Festival committee, said: "This is an event for all the family and for all the communities in the area.

"We are living in a very peaceful town and this festival will help to promote strong community links. It is going to be a very nice day for everyone.

"We would like to say a big thank you to Margaret Bracey and Stuart Izzard, the community development officers at NHDC.

"Without their help this event could not have taken place."

No glass bottles or containers will be allowed on the site and there is no public parking available.

The festival will be held in Ransom's Rec off Nightingale Road from noon until 7.30pm.

Talvinder would like to hear from anyone who could help with stewarding. Call him on 0790 8017826.

For more information please contact Vicky Wyer on 01462 648525 or email triangle.garden@ntlworld.com

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