PICNICS and pampered pooches will be the order of the day in Weaverham on Sunday, June 1.

A Big Lunch will take place at Lakehouse Field from noon to 3pm, complete with music from Barnton Silver Band, a bouncy castle and children’s games.

Residents are being invited to bring picnics and their friends and families for the afternoon.

A novelty dog show, sponsored by Willows Veterinary Group and JB Pet Care, will start at 1.30pm on the field.

Entry to the classes is £2 in advance or £2.50 on the day and schedules are available from Weaverham Community Centre or Willows Veterinary Practice, in Hartford.

The show will also include an ASBO dog category for dogs that refuse to do a trick when asked.

The big lunch and dog show are being organised by Weaverham Parish Council.

Clr Gillian Edwards said “This is a marvellous opportunity for the community to join together for a relaxing afternoon, we are very excited about the event.”

All proceeds from the day will go to Armed Forces Day and Weaverham Community Centre.

For more information ring 01606 854088.