Paul parties in the park

ORGANISERS of a popular free music event are hoping its host will bring some summer sunshine to the proceedings this weekend.

Ponteland Town Council has invited BBC weatherman Paul Mooney to open this year’s Music In The Park event on Sunday.

Performers include singer Sonia Michelle, Dunston Silver Band, Ponteland’s Community Band and Community Choir and children from all five local schools.

Ponteland Mayor Peter Cowey said: “After the recent downpours we’re hoping Paul Mooney is forecasting a lovely sunny afternoon, where families can enjoy a picnic in the park with superb musical entertainment.”

The event will take place in Ponteland Park, from 2pm to 5pm. In the event of wet weather it will move to the nearby Memorial Hall in Darras Road.

Entry is free, but donations are welcome for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Trust Fund.