THE wild west came to Havant over the weekend as part of the Leigh Park carnival.
People embraced the theme with their sombrero hats and marched through the streets as part of the annual event.
Councillor Faith Ponsonby organised it. She said: ‘It’s been a tradition now for several years and it’s about fun and a lovely day out for the residents of Leigh Park.
‘The community have been incredibly good about giving us prizes.
‘It’s so nice that we can give something back.
‘It’s something that they can sit and enjoy and be a part of. We had a lot of people in fancy dress.’
It’s so nice that we can give something back to the communityCouncillor Faith Ponsonby
Local groups were there including Scouts and Cadets and there was a raffle, face painting and some stalls, rides and a bouncy castle.
Megan Link, 21, from Brockenhurst Avenue, said: ‘We wanted to bring the kids down and make it a little bit of a family day out. They love things like this.
‘I think we should do things like this more regularly and make people more aware of it.’
Ann Law and Michelle Thompson were there to support their 10-year-old grandson Aidan Law, who is a Scout.
Ann, 68, from Havant, said: ‘It’s good for the community because people can walk here.’
Michelle, 59, from Bedhampton, said: ‘We support all things that go on in Havant. It’s good to do things for the community.
‘It gets people out and it’s good for the children as well.’