SCORES of people turned out to Ashley Cross in Parkstone over the weekend for the annual Grooves on the Green festival.

From music and dance to face painting and children’s activities, there was a whole host of entertainment for families to enjoy at the annual event, now in its 13th year.

For the first time, Grooves on the Green was spread over two days, meaning that there was even more opportunities for people to visit the area.

Phil Watkins is one of the organisers of the event, alongside Richard and Janice Crump from Le Bateau. He said: “What we are trying to do each year is to make a festival suitable for families, to show off the restaurants, cafes and shops that we have in Ashley Cross.

“Grooves on the Green offers a range of acoustic music, comedy and poetry, which aims to be a mini festival in the middle of Parkstone that people can go home from after.

“We expected around 3,000 people to attend on each of the two days, and this will help with donations to our chosen charity, Diverse Abilities Plus, and for Ashley Cross Community Association.”