A FAST-GROWING village is to host a fair in a bid to bring the new community together.

In less than a decade, the parish of Whittington on the southern outskirts of Worcester has more than tripled in size.

Thanks to two new estates, Wildmore and Whittington Walk, the number of properties has grown from around 200 to well over 700, bringing with it a new, younger, demographic.

Hoping to bring people together, Whittington Community Events Group has organised the One Parish: One Community event, set to take place this weekend.

Adam Hooper from WCEG said: “We’re really looking forward to our first Whittington Summer Fayre. 

“We hope that residents from all over the parish will be here, but most importantly that it will be a fun day out for all the family, including Rover."

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The Summer Fayre will be held at Pond Farm on Church Lane this Saturday (July 8) and is free to enter.

On from 12pm until 4pm, visitors will be able to enjoy live music, a magician, a bouncy castle, face painting, sheep petting and a dog show, as well as a bar and food stalls.

As the route through the village is a narrow lane, a one-way system will be put into place.

Motorists will be able to enter Whittington at ‘The Swan roundabout’ at the top of the A4440 Crookbarrow Way and exit via Walkers Lane onto the A4440 Swinesherd Way.

A spokesperson for Whittington Community Events Group added: “It’s a traditional rural community, yet it’s also a modern community full of young families so we wanted to bring together residents from all parts of our parish and enjoy the day as One Parish: One Community. 

“With so many people new to the area now part of the community we thought that our first Summer Fayre would be great opportunity to bring together young and old, new and traditional to enjoy a fantastic afternoon in the heart of the village.”