Ashton residents make it a great get-together

Published on: 22 Jun 2017 17/Bake Off winner - Cate Hiscock (credit Tim Burchell

Pictured: Bake Off winner Cate Hiscock. Picture: Tim Burchell

Ashton neighbours celebrate community and #MoreInCommon with The Big Lunch

RESIDENTS of Foxcote Road in Ashton were in true party spirit when they came together for their annual street party as part of both The Great Get Together and The Big Lunch.

The festivities were one of a wave of street parties across Bristol and the Britain to celebrate community, friendship and diversity, coordinated by both the Jo Cox Foundation in honour of Jo Cox and the Eden Project’s Communities initiative. 

There was lots of sharing food and drink, music, face painting and games – including the very competitive cherry stone spitting contest. 

With prizes kindly donated by The Lounge and Toyville on North Street, the standard of entries in the first ever ‘Great Foxcotian Bake Off’ were extremely high. There were seven delicious entries in the adult category and an impressive 14 tempting entries in the children’s category.

Congratulations to Cate Hiscock who won the children’s baking contest with her chocolate brownies and to Nicola Wolff-Donitz who beat off stiff competition in the adult’s category with her classic (third time lucky) Victoria sandwich. And thanks to the very professional judges who took their jobs extremely seriously: Heather Whiteside-Knott (from Heather's Homemade Cakes) and Tim Burchell.

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