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Spooky celebrations

Posted on November 28 2016 at 12:58:40

Rishi, Mili, Sakshi

Sarah Rees reports from the Oakalls and Parklands . . .

Halloween fell on a Monday this year, and was also the first day back at school for many after the half term break.

This caused some confusion with parents wondering if it was acceptable for their children to go out trick-or-treating at the weekend (rather than on a school night) or if the correct etiquette was to respect the tradition and only venture forth on October 31.

Some children did go trick or treating at the weekend but there was still a good turn out on Halloween itself – helped by the fact that it was a warm, dry night.

Mili from Astley Road was one of the children who dressed up and celebrated Halloween, along with her two sisters Rishi and Sakshi. It was an extra special day for Mili because it was also her ninth birthday.

She said: “I love having my birthday on Halloween because everyone celebrates it by dressing up and going trick-or-treating and getting lots of sweets”.

One of the highlights of Halloween on the estate this year was the spooky display of creative talent seen on the doorsteps and driveways of many houses.

Residents had clearly had a great time developing their pumpkin-carving skills with a variety of monstrously scary orange faces around the estate.

Some of the pumpkins really were works of art. One house on Regents Park Road displayed six pumpkins, each cleverly carved as a Star Wars character.

Above: Rishi (age 7), Mili (age 9) and Sakshi (age 11).

CHRISTMAS IS COMING
Don’t forget the Oakalls festive gathering on Sunday December 18, at 6.30pm, on the open grassed area by the notice board and Trianon Road.

The Blackwell Concert Brass 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 be making an appearance at around 7pm. 

It is hoped that there will be another large crowd this year, allowing residents to meet new friends and neighbours.

To ensure the safety of all those attending, a road closure will be put in place and there will be no access to Royal Worcester Crescent / Davenham Road from 5.30pm to 8pm on the evening of the event. 

An alternative access route will be displayed by road signs.

Please contact me with your views and concerns about any aspect of life on the estate.  Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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