Picnic In The Park 2019 update
We would like to thank the emergency services and everyone who helped after the unexpected freak weather hit the Picnic In The Park event on Sunday.
With emergency services on site throughout the event they were able to react quickly after the sudden tornado-like weather which damaged attractions and trees, blowing over a bouncy castle and an inflatable slide which thankfully had been quickly evacuated as soon as the heavy rain started so no one was on either.
The members of the public who were present were also incredibly helpful and patient in helping us identify anyone who needed medical help and direct assistance their way. Their willingness to help shows the community spirit of this town at its best.
The affected area of the park remains cordoned off for safety reasons due to damaged trees, please avoid this section of the park until we can make it safe.
We wish those injured a speedy recovery.