CELEBRATIONS are on the way at Roundswell to show off the long-awaited amenities now in place at the Tews Lane playing field. Everyone is invited to an open day starting at 1pm on June 14 to showcase the field. Alongside the football pitches there are n

CELEBRATIONS are on the way at Roundswell to show off the long-awaited amenities now in place at the Tews Lane playing field.Everyone is invited to an open day starting at 1pm on June 14 to "showcase" the field.Alongside the football pitches there are now cricket nets and a skateboard ramp, with basketball facilities soon to follow and longer-term hopes of an all-weather cricket pitch, said local councillor Carol McCormack-Hole.The field is now being used by an increasing number of people and groups, she said. "It is lovely. It is really taking off."In addition to being a general play area, there is football for children and adults, cricket, a kite flying club and an archery team are also hoping to go there. It is planned to have basketball nets in the car park area, to get a cricket team and, in the future, an all-weather pitch."This belongs to the Roundswell community. It's a facility that is meaningful and useful and it is theirs. Now we want people to be involved as much as they can," said Mrs McCormack-Hole.The open day will include an under-eights football tournament, inter-pub and police tug-o-war, kite flying demonstration, African drumming, skateboard exhibitions and competitions, skittles, a treasure hunt, fairground attractions, stalls and sideshows and an evening children's disco.As well as showing off the facilities it is hoped the open day will also raise funds towards more equipment.For more details call (01271) 343176.