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Special picnic held to celebrate Harold Hill’s much-loved Dagnam Park

PUBLISHED: 11:34 27 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:14 27 June 2017

Members of the Harold Hill community gathered to celebrate their campaigning successes. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

Members of the Harold Hill community gathered to celebrate their campaigning successes. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

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Around 50 people gathered on Sunday, to celebrate the beauty of a much-loved nature reserve.

Parents, children, park users and campaigners attended an inaugural picnic in Dagnam Park, Harold Hill, fondly known as The Manor.

With tasty treats, good weather and fun games, there were smiles all round.

Harold Hill Community campaigner, Jan Sargent said: “It was a lovely day out with everyone enjoying themselves and having a wonderful time.

“We are already looking at having another one later this year as so many people were asking when is the next one.”

Designated as a nature reserve in 2004, Dagnam Park has a wealth of flora and fauna for people to enjoy.

It was the subject of a campaign against a solar farm being placed by Havering Council, that was halted due to a high profile social media campaign.

“We wanted to bring like minded people together,” continued Jan.

“We are all connected on social media but a lot of us hadn’t met before. We celebrated our success.”

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