Poem And Picnics ‘In The Park’ Celebrate Motcombe’s Strong Community

A powerful poem celebrating the people and events that brought Motcombe together during the lockdowns was the highlight of Saturday’s ‘Party in the Park’.

An estimated 300 villagers brought picnics, deckchairs or gazebos to the four-hour get-together in the field behind the Memorial Hall.

Mandy Mason with her poem

In our extended report, you’ll hear from poem writer Mandy Mason and organisers Scott Jackson and Barney Mauleverer. And you’ll hear praise for the occasion from happy villagers James Saumarez and Tom Crabbe.

Alfred’s Wendy Reid reports from the evening entertainment, a Queen tribute band, arranged by Kevin Case.