No one was against having live pop music in the park providing all the obvious issues around such an event can be overcome, like noise levels, finishing times, facilities, parking and admission to the play area and the bowling greens, plus a few more we didn't think of! In fact the Forum's representative at the meeting asked if local caterers could be used and whether a planned 'family event' could be for all the community. This seems like the way forward to me. Instead of a promoter who pays just to hire the park, we look for partners like Andy and Jol who are willing to work with the local community. I hope something comes of the proposal. I'll keep you posted.
Today we have had a meeting in the park, people passing through with briefcases and others with shopping trolleys. We've had joggers and dog walkers. Then there's been the kids and, of course, the Varsity Tiger and his/her keepers handing out flyers for the fundraising football matches tomorrow. All this on the last Wednesday in February. You see what I mean about Lenton Recreation Ground being an outdoor community centre?
Britain's largest earthquake in nearly a quarter of a century left one person injured and a trail of damage. The magnitude 5.2 quake hit just before 1am today and was centred on Market Rasen in Lincolshire. Its effects were felt as far away as Wales, Scotland and London. In Lenton beside the park we heard a loud rumbling and grinding sound before our house actually shuddered and swayed for what seemed an age but was, in fact, only a few seconds. It was an experience we won't forget in a hurry.