HUNDREDS of residents, traders and shoppers took part in a family fun day designed to highlight the growing ‘I Love Hyde’ campaign.
The campaign – launched earlier this year – is designed to be a focus for the people of Hyde and to build on the town’s traditions and strong sense of community.
And on Saturday (October 6) the campaign group hosted the ‘I Love Hyde Family Fun Day’, which included a wide range of activities for adults and children.
The formal start to the event in Hyde’s new Civic Square included speeches from Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds, Mayor Cllr Brenda Warrington, Rev Jo Parker, from St George’s Church, and the Imam from the mosque in Hyde, Kamal Uddin.
And then there was a full programme of activities and events on the nearby Millennium Green, off Croft Street, including go-karting, spinning tea cups, a bouncy castle and face-painting.
MP Jonathan Reynolds said: “Hyde is a great place to live and to work – and this family fun day was a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together.
“Too often today people barely know their neighbours and don’t feel they have the chance to play a full role in the area where they live.
“The ‘I Love Hyde’ campaign is committed to making sure residents across the town have the chance to meet each other, to spend time together and to make our community stronger.”
The event – which ran between 11am and 3pm – was organised by the Hyde Working Group in conjunction with the Hyde Task Group, which is a voluntary organisation formed by local charities and government agencies.
It was also supported by the Hyde Bangladeshi Welfare Association, as well as businesses that include Tesco, Morrison’s, Asda and B&Q.
There are further events planned for the future and more information about the ‘I Love Hyde’ campaign can be found at www.ilovehyde.com
Published 22 October, 2012