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It’s the Spook-alls!

Posted on November 27 2017 at 9:58:18

Lucy and Mia

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands.

Despite fewer households taking part in Halloween celebrations this year, there were more children than ever enjoying ‘trick or treat’ fun on October 31 – with some residents having to put notices on their door to say they had run out of treats!

One resident, Rav Dosanjh, gave out 200 sweets in just 45 minutes! She said: “It was a mad night but it’s so much fun for the children. The younger ones are lovely and so polite. It’s a super event for kids.”

It was thought most children would be knocking on doors ahead of the actual date, but the turnout on Halloween itself was surprisingly high – possibly helped by perfect weather, chilly but not cold or wet.

Five-year-old Jarred, dressed as Gekko, said: “I’ve got loads of sweets and chocolates. People are nice when you knock on their door. It’s great fun.”

Lucy and Mia, who attend the Elite Performing Arts School in Bromsgrove, said: “We created Halloween outfits out of our dance costumes. We’re spooky dancers.”

One of the highlights was a growing trend for impressive pumpkin carvings seen on the doorsteps and driveways of houses.  They featured not only scary faces but some highly creative designs.


FESTIVE GATHERING
The annual Oakalls and Parklands festive gathering takes place on Sunday December 17 at 6.30pm, on the open grassed area by the notice board and Trianon Road.

Blackwell Concert Band will be accompanying the carol singing and there will be Tardebigge Mulled Cider, mince pies, candy floss, glow sticks and sweets for the children. Father Christmas will make an appearance at around 7pm. 

It is hoped there will be another large crowd this year, allowing residents to meet new friends and neighbours. People are encouraged to carry lanterns or bring torches and to wear robust footwear.

To ensure the safety of all those attending, a road closure will be put in place between 5.30 and 8pm. This is from the upper roundabout at Regents Park Road/Royal Worcester Crescent to the junction of Trianon Road including Davenham Road.

There will be a diversion route in place via Royal Worcester Crescent.


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