Durrington prepares for 20th festival

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SUPERHEROES are preparing to descend on the Durrington Festival in June, which this year celebrates its 20th birthday.

Organisers are calling on everyone in Durrington to take part in the festivities, which will include more stalls and a bigger funfair than in previous years, as well as a huge firework display.

Mendip Road resident, Zoe Merry, who is part of the festival committee said: “Durrington Festival is going to be very big this year.

“We want our 20th festival to be a fun, free event so people come away from feeling happy to be part of their community.

“We know there isn’t a lot of money to spend on days out where everyone is entertained, but we promise the festival will be an excellent event that offers something for everyone.”

This year’s festival will start on June 4 with a week full of community activities, before culminating in a grand carnival procession, village fayre and evening extravaganza on Saturday, June 11.

Schools, the businesses community, sports and church groups will be taking part in the annual procession, all dressed in the theme of superheroes.

This year, the festival has secured £1,600 funding from West Sussex County Council so a marquee can be erected on Pond Lane recreation park.