Rushcliffe Borough Councillor Roger Upton, Cabinet member for the Environment and a Ward Member for Radcliffe on Trent, joined local residents at the Skylarks Festival in Holme Pierrepont today.
The Skylarks Festival was organised by Nottingham Wildlife Trust, who manage the Skylarks Nature Reserve and despite the wet weather, many families turned out to enjoy the many activities on offer, including Spoon whittling, welly wangling and learning to whistle with grass! All those who were in attendance were enjoying themselves. Councillor Upton was delighted to show his support to the festival, and the work that the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is doing at Skylarks.
'It is fantastic to see so many people, especially families here enjoying the event, and appreciating how to enjoy the fantastic open spaces we have throughout Rushcliffe.'
Councillor Jonathan Wheeler, Ward Member for Gamston North which includes the Skylarks Nature Reserve, is amazed at how Skylarks continues to grow and attract more people.
'To see this many people enjoying the festival is fantastic, we are very lucky to have this area so close to Gamston, Radcliffe on Trent and all of West Bridgford, and the Wildlife Trust have done a great job with the festival today, the children all enjoyed themselves while learning at the same time.'