Furness Vale Field Day event hailed a success

Hundreds of people braved the poor weather to enjoy the annual Furness Vale Field Day event at the weekend.

Saturday’s event featured live music from bands Atlas Inferno, Air Lock, Illegal Regals and Sidewinderz, as well as children’s rides, face painting and activities. There were also stalls, crafts, a beer tent and a tea tent, plus a new addition for this year, a fun dog show.

All of the events took place in a field off Yeardsley Lane and entry was free. It is estimated the event raised more than £1,000.

Furness Vale Field Day started six years ago when a group of local residents got together to raise money to improve a field off Yeardsley Lane in Furness Vale, which is on a slope and has poor drainage. Now led by the Community Organising Green Spaces (COGS) group, the plan for the project is to level and drain the field, and create a football pitch, multi-use games area and possibly a skate park and picnic area.

COGS chair Terry Watson said: “We were really pleased with the day. It was great to be able to give the bands some air time and enjoy their performances.

“All the people who came along said they enjoyed it and we’re looking forward to next year now, and hopefully some better weather.”