Published: Friday, 30th August 2019

Residents are invited to celebrate their local communities at two free family fun days in Strood and Hoo.

Medway Council organised four new local festival days in 2018 to mark 20 years since the founding of Medway and to celebrate community identities. The Focus On events are designed for local people and highlight all that is great about each area.

Focus On Strood will be held at Broomhill Park, King Arthur’s Drive, on Saturday, 14 September, and Focus On Hoo will be held at Pottery Road Recreation Ground on Saturday, 21 September. Both events will take place from 10.30am until 4.30pm. 

There will be top class BMX demonstrations, coaching and competitions throughout the festivals with Team Extreme and there will also be an Action Wheels ‘have-a-go’ area with balance bikes. 

At Strood visitors can meet the eternally curious Mr and Mrs Pigeon as they investigate everything they come across by pecking and scratching. At Hoo adventurer Captain Jon Voyage and his joyful amigos will greet guests. 

There will also be a climbing wall, live circus shows and crafts as well as bandstands with live music and performances. 

The Big Top Hullaballoo will also be back at both fun days and children of all ages will be able to test their unicycling skills with circus workshops including tightrope walking and juggling. 

Plenty of activities for all the family to enjoy

Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services, Cllr Howard Doe, said: “We’re looking forward to celebrating local communities with residents in Strood and Hoo next month. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. We are looking forward to welcoming families to our Focus On festivals.” 

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