CARAVANS hauled up to a popular park in Leigh before a big music event on the site last weekend.

The vehicles appeared on Pennington Park mysteriously this week which led to concerns from residents in the area for their infamous proms in the park event. 

Wigan Council assured residents that this would would not impact on the Pennington Hall Park Picnic Proms 2023 – which took place on Saturday (September 9).

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Leigh Journal: Many residents praised the eventMany residents praised the event (Image: Wigan Council)

Although caravans have parked up on Pennington Flash and Leigh Sports Village in recent months – which are just a stone’s throw away from the park – they have rarely been seen to move onto the park itself. The council has already issued an eviction notice to the caravans.

A Wigan Council spokesperson said that an eviction notice was issued and the proms went ahead as planned, with many residents praising the return of the successful event.

Tyldesley Brass Band provided the pomp and ceremony with traditional singalong anthems such as Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem, as families brought along picnics and waved their Union flags while enjoying the show.