Sunninghill and Ascot Parish Council's Party in the Park, held in Victory Field (marking the Field's 100th anniversary), on Sunday July 7th, looked like our answer to Glasto and THE Party in the Park. The occasion offered, sunshine,  the superb 'Groove Republic' on stage, Scout burgers, Guides Cakes, skateboarding, children's entertainments, ice cream, beer tent and best of all, the Ascot & Sunnings community having a great, family day out together. See the fun, below:


Groove Republic Live on the Rectangle Stage Entertain the Crowd



Above: Ticket's on Sale for Saturday 13th Outdoor Cinema

The Cordes Hall Committee was also present, promoting the forthcoming Open Air Cinema in Sunninghill (Bohemian Rhapsody on July 13th).


'Bubbledore' Entertains!


Above: Berks County FC's Darts Football. Winning Scores Enter Draw for Prize Football


1st Sunningdale Scouts Feed the Crowd and Entertain With Traditional Coconut Shy

James Wood, also of 1st Sunningdale Scouts, said the Group gets so much from this event: “Helping out here is an opportunity to give back to the community, raise money for the Group, learn new skills and progress the Scouts’ Awards. It is relevant to the Scouts’ County and World Badges, for the Gold Chief Scouts Award (similar to Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award) so there are benefits all round”.  He is on the lookout for more adult leaders. “But we have no trouble recruiting Scouts!” he said.


Above: Ascot Durning Library's Arts & Crafts Stall. Hedgehogs from Old Paperbacks!


Guides Provide Afternoon Tea Cakes


Above: Windsor & Eton Brewery  Supply Beer for Quince Players Stall


Above: Cllr Robert Ellison Welcomes Party Goers  With Reminder of the Victory Field Centenary

Cllr Robert Ellison welcomed the crowd, with a reminder that Victory Field was created 100 years ago by unemployed WWI soldiers. “The aim was to give Sunninghill a top quality recreational facility – and here it is- still being used exactly for its intended purpose.” To mark the Centenary, Rev. Stephen Johnson, Vicar at St. Michael and All Angels in Sunninghill, re-dedicated Victory Field during the afternoon.

Cllr Ellison explained that Party in the Park was first held in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year, when a giant beacon was lit: “This was so successful, Party in the Park has been developed by the Parish Council as a direct result of that”.

Parish Councillors ran a stall at which they asked parishioners what their service priorities were and for their input into the proposed refurbishment of Cheapside Play Park.
The next Victorian Fayre will be November 2020 and the next Party in the park will be July 2021.


The Courtyard, Ascot Racecourse, High Street, Ascot SL5 7JF    Call: 01344 623480      CLICK on the Parish Facebook page for info.  Email: