Hepscott Park Horticultural Skills Unit Summer Fair

24 Jul 2017

All the fun of the fair is promised at Hepscott Park Horticultural Skills Unit on Wednesday, 26th July.

The annual summer fair will take place between 10am and 2pm with a range of stalls selling edible delights, crafts, gifts and plants.

There will also  be a free woodland trail for children to take part in and the opportunity for visitors to have their tea leaves read.

Hepscott Park Garden Cafe will be serving its usual range of delicious treats.

Hepscott Park HSU offers skills and work experience in horticulture to adults with learning disabilities living within Northumberland.

The service, which is provided by Northumberland County Council and managed by Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust, aims to promote independence and pride in achievement.

Day centres from across Northumberland will be setting up stalls selling a range of goods which people who use the services have produced and created. These  include: fresh vegetables, baked goods, woodcraft items, handmade soap, mugs, ceramics, artwork, photographs and jewellery.

There will also be a special performance by the Rhythm Stix drummers from the Pottergate Centre in Alnwick, including their Makaton choir Sound of Silence.

Although work is underway to demolish buildings at Hepscott Park to make way for a Bellway housing development, staff are eager to get the message out that the Horticultural Skills Unit and Garden Cafe are very much open for business.

Service Manager Clive Moon said: “Please don’t be put off by the view from the main road. The Garden Cafe is open as normal, and we have a wide range of plants for sale.

“The Garden Cafe will also be open on the next bank holiday Monday, 28th August. Many thanks to all those customers who have continued to support us in spite of the building work.”