A musical treat as park event hits the high notes

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PONTELAND families enjoyed an afternoon of free musical entertainment on Sunday.

The Music in the Park programme was compered by BBC weatherman Paul Mooney, who kept the rain away as the audience of all ages was treated to performances by singer Sonia Michelle and the Rendezvous Jazz Band, North Tyneside Steel Band and Ponteland Community Band.

Now in its fifth year, the event in Ponteland Park is one of a number of community initiatives run as part of the town council’s vision of giving residents a real sense of pride in where they live and it has become a firm part of the summer of fun at the beauty spot.

Coun Robin Ramsay, organising committee chairman, said: “It was a splendid musical programme, which went with a zing from the beginning to the last. A lot of people who came stayed for the whole programme, even though the weather could have been a little better. All in all, an excellent afternoon.”