WROUGHTON residents rinsed the last drop of summer from 2017 by holding a special picnic on Saturday.

The annual occasion saw dozens of families descend to Willow Brook Gardens for a natter and a nibble, much to the delight of organisers Vision 4 Wroughton – a community group that aims to showcase the best the village has to offer.

Talis Kimberley-Fairbourn, from the group, was thrilled by how many people turned up for the picnic.

“The event was inaugurated as a celebration and to give people the opportunity to enjoy Willow Brook Gardens which were refurbished and embellished by Vision 4 Wroughton.

“The area is used for a lot of events in the village and we have the duck race and Christmas lights switch on here.

“The space was a bit of a green corridor before but we are a regular team of volunteers, also open to people to join, who get together and maintain the area for people to enjoy which we hope they do at the picnic.”

From face painting to children’s’ games, craftspeople and local information stalls, teas, and music, there was something for everyone at the picnic.

Among those who thoroughly enjoyed themselves were members of the Wroughton Church who dressed up as pirates to pay homage to international talk like a pirate day on Tuesday.

Swashbuckler, but also lay minister, Tracy Mason had a fantastic time.

“Every year we get involved with the picnic and so this year we thought why not go as pirates," she said.

“We offer activities and other children’s games and we just want to be a part of the community.

“The reaction has been brilliant and when people say what is the charge to do the treasure hunt, or face painting, a lot of people are surprised when we say nothing – we don’t charge a thing.”