A FETE and picnic in Flackwell Heath will hopefully bring people in the community together.

The Flackwell Heath Residents Association and Community Association have jointly organised this year’s event which they say it open to all.

There will be lots of entertainment throughout the day including sports activities, games and music.

Some refreshments will be available but organisers have asked people come along with their own hamper and a blanket.

FHRA Chairman Janet Smith hopes it will be an occasion where the community comes together and people can enjoy.

She said: “We held the picnic last year and I think it went really well, a lot of people seemed to enjoy it and we just hope it will be as good this year, if not better.

“The idea originated at FHCA’s and FHRA's jointly organised quiz in October last year when we thought it would be nice to have a low key, old fashioned event and we'd try to do that by expanding on last year's FHRA's picnic.

“We have lots of things going on during the day which all involve groups from the community.

“We felt the picnic was fairly popular last year and we just want to do something people will enjoy.

“Hopefully the weather will be good for us on the day and the event will be a success.”

There will be fun and ‘have-a-go’ races on the day organised by various clubs in Flackwell Heath, including FC Minors, the tennis and bowls club as well as the golf club.

Entertainment will also be on offer throughout the afternoon. Bucks group the Mavericks will perform and music will come from John Dunsterville and XCS Reggae Soca Band.

Village groups including the History Society, the Allotments Association, Bee Keepers, Metal detectors, Temple End Vets and the Royal British Legion will also offer attractions for people at the event.

There will also be a Teddy Bear picnic and a bouncy castle on the day.

This year’s event will be held on the Recreation Ground, in Straight Bit, on Sunday, July 13.

The Fete and Picnic will run from 12pm until 4pm.