A giant waterslide will take over a popular Chesham park this weekend as the town's mayor ends her year in the role. 

With the sun expected to be shining over the county on Sunday, residents will be flocking to Lowndes Park to cool off on a giant 100m water slide, which will run the length of the park. 

The fun day is one of two water-themed fundraising events that Chesham mayor, Cllr Emily Culverhouse, is planning in aid of her mayoral charities The Theatre Shed and Bank Farm RDA, which tries to improve the life of disabled children through teaching them to ride. 

The mayor of Chesham, towards the end of his or her term, traditionally christens the town’s open air pool - at Chesham Moor Gym - by jumping into it signifying the start of the summer season. 

This year Emily is turning that into a day long event on May 12 starting at 10.30am, with aqua aerobics, barbecue, inflatables, a quiz with ITV The Chase star Shaun Wallace and an evening swim. 

Emily's inspiration for the giant waterslide came when staying with friends in Bristol. 

She said: "I saw all the publicity for the Park and Slide event in Bristol in 2014 and thought how wonderful it would be if we could recreate something similar in Chesham, so we did." 

Her friends put her in touch with the creators and with a team of friends, arranged Chesham's own Lowndes slide. 

Bank Farm will also be bringing their ponies down between 12-2pm and there will be a sand art stall, live bands and food and drink.