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From kite flying fun and a feast of food to live music and penny farthing races – it is all set to happen this year as Matlock’s the award-winning Hall Leys Park marks its centenary.

The target for the year is to stage 100 centenary events in the Green Flag park, which is operated and maintained by Derbyshire Dales District Council,

Now the council is asking you to help to come up with their ideas for events in the park.

Centrepiece of the celebrations will be the actual centenary day – 23 June – and the Hall Leys 100 organisers are keen to get your ideas as soon as possible.

Matlock schoolchildren helped launch the landmark event in the town’s history at the end oflast year – and Castle View Primary School pupil Poppie Spencer has designed the centenary logo pictured left.

Matlock Town Council announced this week that 40 events have already been planned to mark the centenary celebration and it is hoped all four of Matlock’s primary schools will play a part in the event.

The challenge is now on for community groups in and around Matlock to come up with their own event ideas. An onlne calendar at HallLeys100.co.uk will let you check which dates and areas of the park are available currently.

Events start next month with a series of free Crown Green bowls taster sessions organised by Matlock Parks Bowls Club.