Jungle theme at Leigh Park Festival

EXCITED Helen Dunning (left) and Helen Bolton, two of the organisers of the Leigh Park Festival.  They are pictured with a giraffe television raffle prize
EXCITED Helen Dunning (left) and Helen Bolton, two of the organisers of the Leigh Park Festival. They are pictured with a giraffe television raffle prize
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BE PREPARED to see Tarzan swinging through the trees of the urban jungle this weekend.

The first ever Leigh Park Festival begins on Saturday with a jungle theme – so don’t be surprised to bump into a monkey or a tiger as you walk through the town.

The festival is over two days with a car boot sale on Sunday.

Mayor of Havant, Councillor Paul Buckley, will judge the walking floats from 11am in Park Parade before the procession moves on to Stockheath Common.

There is a prize of £250 for the best dressed float.

In the arena this year is a Punch and Judy show, a dog agility display, glamorous granny and bonniest baby contests, dance shows and live music.

A second arena is holding a dog show with a wide range of classes. There will also be a funfair. From 6pm on Saturday there will be a Battle of the Bands where the crowds can vote on who they think deserves to win a £100 prize.

Helen Dunning, from Leigh Park Traders’ Association, said: ‘This year’s raffle is the best by far.

‘A giraffe television has been donated by the local Cash Converters, a £100 voucher from Cash Zone, hair and beauty vouchers and many, many more.

‘You can buy tickets early from Best Pet Foods in Park Parade and they will be sold on the day as well.’

Sunday will devoted to a car boot sale on the common.

Sellers can arrive from 7.30am and buyers from 8.30am.

To enter the Battle of the Bands competition or help out at the festival, go to the Facebook page or pop into Best Pet Foods or Always Flowers in Park Parade.