THE latest ‘Band in the Park’ in Audenshaw was another triumph – and the sun even put in an appearance!
The crowds turned up in their numbers to Ryecroft Hall, lots of ice cream was consumed and everyone appeared to have a good time, with the music of Droylsden’s St John’s Castle Brass Band keeping visitors entertained.
The regular event was organised once again by Audenshaw’s councillors, in conjunction with the brass band and Ryecroft Hall Community Association.
Councillor Teresa Smith said: “The sun shone, and we can safely say everyone enjoyed the brilliant music of Droylsden St John’s Castle Brass Band at Ryecroft Hall. It is a pleasure to deliver this event with Councillor Nick Axford and Councillor Charlotte Martin at Ryecroft Hall and Memorial Gardens over the summer months!”
It was an emotional one for MP Andrew Gwynne, who currently represents Audenshaw but will soon no longer serve the area’s residents because, following boundary changes, he will be standing in the new Denton and Gorton constituency at the next General Election, which is expected to take place next year.
He said: “I love community events like this, but it’s bittersweet as it’s likely to be one of the last ones I’ll be able to attend in Audenshaw, as I will now be focusing on getting around communities in my new constituency ahead of the next General Election.
“Thanks to Councillor Smith for allowing me to say a few goodbyes. I’m still Audenshaw’s MP until the next election, and will be able to take up cases right up until the end, but much of my free-time focus now will be getting around my new boundaries to familiarise myself with community groups across Gorton and Denton.
“It’s quite an emotional wrench after almost 20 years.”