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Warm welcome for all at fun day

PUBLISHED: 16:00 31 August 2001 | UPDATED: 10:29 03 March 2010

ALTHOUGH it did not look promising the weather held off long enough for the fun day at Jubilee Play Area, in Ipswich, to be enjoyed by all.

The day was described as a community led consultation fun day and was organised by Ipswich Town Football Club, People at the Centre of Ipswich and the Jubilee Community Group.

ALTHOUGH it did not look promising the weather held off long enough for the fun day at Jubilee Play Area, in Ipswich, to be enjoyed by all.

The day was described as a community led consultation fun day and was organised by Ipswich Town Football Club, People at the Centre of Ipswich and the Jubilee Community Group.

Town Mayor Maureen Carrington-Brown was also there to make the presentations at the end of yesterday's event.

The aim was to try to give the community the opportunity to meet the organisations they can benefit from. There was also plenty of time for some fun with face painting and football matches for the children to get involved in. The Community Play Bus was also there, and the Millennium Volunteers and the Princes Trust were on hand to offer advice and information to people.

Nina Grumberg is a community worker for the People at the Centre of Ipswich and helped organise the day.

She said: "Today has been really well attended by lots of different people including many ethnic minorities.

"The Jubilee Group has been around for a while and everyone thought it was time people were given more information."

Tereza Scrogie is a member of the Jubilee Park Community Group.

She said: "Today is very important for us, we founded the community group a few years ago but there has never been a focal point. Eventually we would like to get a community centre so anything that raises the profile of the area around here is vital.

"This is a big multi-cultural area and it has been so good to get people from Asian, black and Kosovan backgrounds joining in. We also want to get a community based project going, like a garden so that people can get involved in their community."

Some of the children who took part in the day had their own ideas about what they would like to see.

"It would be really good if there was a basket ball hoop and some astro turf," said 14-year-old Aaron Harris.

Andrew Millward, 15, said they would help keep the area tidy if they had a bit more to do.

"Days like this are really good because people get together and have fun."

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