The people of Radford
Diamond will be putting their Samba skills to the test next week
at the Nauls Mill Family Fun Day.
Around 20 people from
the estate have been attending samba workshops run by
newly-formed local Afro-Caribbean voluntary group JAMBA and will
be performing for the first time in public at the day next
The procession will open
the event, organised by local residents and groups supported
through Area Co-ordination North West, which attracted over 400
people last year.
There is a host of
entertainment for all ages including activities organised by
Active Zone, parachute games, reflexology sessions, coaching by
the Coventry Crusaders basketball team, demonstrations by the
West Midlands Young Fire Fighters and face painting.
Phil Dunn, Area Co-ordinator
for the North West, said the day, which runs from 1pm to 4pm in
Nauls Mill Park, was a true community event.
Coventry City Council, West Midlands Fire Service, the police
and voluntary organisations have all worked closely together
through Area Co-ordination to organise what will be a
"The is the forth
annual festival and companies and groups ranging from Jaguar
Cars to the Allesley Court Residential Home have given prizes
for various competitions and we have had tremendous
CARAT - the Coundon and
Radford Action Team - a new community group, will also use the
event to carry out a consultation exercise, asking local people
for their views on the park. The information will then be
assessed and will be used in future decisions about the area.
Coventry City Council
Cabinet Member (Service Co-ordination) Councillor Phil Townshend
said the event served a useful purpose as well as providing
bring people together. I know that numerous groups have helped
organise the family fun day and that co-operation is vital in
Cultural Development department Parks Team Active Zone have
been involved and are laying on some great games throughout