PLANS have been unveiled for the launch of a new community events programme at a popular park to mark the culmination of a £2million project.

The Friends of Rhyddings Park group have announced details of a launch week of events at the park at the end of August to mark the competition of its makeover thanks to the Heritage Lottery grant.

Thanks to the work, a Rhyddings Community Events Programme has been created to organise different events in the park throughout the year.

The launch week of events will run from August 26 until September 2, when it will culminate with the first Oswaldtwistle Proms.

Ann Warrington, a member of the Friends of Rhyddings Park, said: "We are absolutely delighted to be launching the events programme

"We're delighted at how the community has told us what they have wanted and how many people have worked with us.

"We'd just like to thank all members of the Friends of Rhyddings Park, past and present, who have got us to this point.

"We're just ready to get going and and we just can't wait for the end of August and it all to come around now.

"It's a really exciting time for the park."

The Oswaldtwistle Proms will take place on Sunday, September 2 from 2pm featuring a marching band, and people are invited to bring along a picnic.

The week of events will start with Sunday morning breakfast at the new cafe at the restored coach house in the park on August 26 from 10am.

A selection of camera clubs will also be on offer throughout the first week for all ages, along with tea clubs and Zen Yoga.

Two bootcamp classes for different age groups will start on Saturday, September 1, and will continue to run weekly.

Saturday evening will also feature a cheese and wine evening with live music on offer.

Further events planned for the remainder of the year include a tapas night in October and a 'Pie and Laughs' night in November for International Mens Day.

Several of the events and classes need booking in advance.

For a full schedule of events and to book visit visit or the group's Facebook page.