Mike Thornton opens record Pilands Wood Summer Fayre

The sun shone on Pilands Wood's tenth summer fayre, held on the Pilands Wood estate, Bursledon at the Pilands Wood Community Centre.

Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton opened the Fayre – a celebration of the Pilands' community spirit – to record participation including a great range of culinary delights, a hog roast and the annual 'Bucking Pig' rodeo competition. The day was jam-packed with events, activities and fun for the family, including clay-making for kids and the launch of the annual 'Pilands In Bloom' project.

Mike said that he was delighted that the summer fayre had been such a success.

Mike said: "We were lucky to have lots of sunshine for families to take advantage of and walk over to the Community Centre to enjoy the many events, sample the fantastic barbecue, and get involved with the growing Pilands In bloom competition."

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Mike is pictured here with the organisers of the Fayre (Left to Right) Ryan Case, Natasha Scott Denness, Carolyn Chalk, Jane Rich (Community Development Manager) and Karen Page outside the Pilands Wood Community Centre. Amanda Greenfield (Youth Co-ordinator), not pictured, organised the youth events.


"The community here have really pulled together to make this event what it is today. This community spirit is not a one-off. Events like these, the Pilands in Bloom scheme and the team’s ability to involve the whole neighbourhood is an example to the whole country. We should pay tribute to the continuous hard work put in by volunteers who have organised this Summer Fayre and all other successful activities here", Mike added.

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