A HEALTHY party in the park was held in Pontypool last week.

On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, over a thousand people attended The Zest, in Pontypool Park.

The health-orientated public party is getting “bigger and better” each year, said organisers.

There event is now it its fourth year and is run by housing association Melin Homes.

Melin Homes provide affordable homes for tenants in South East Wales but also work with local authorities and other partners to build thriving communities and make a positive impact on neighbourhoods.

Zest in the Park featured several stalls from Melin offering free fruit, freebies and health and well-being advice.

There was also entertainment and advice from Torfaen Leisure Trust, Squash Wales, Prostate Cymru, Tenovus Cancer Care, Greenmeadow Community Farm, Eden Gate Rockabella’s 1950’s hair salon, and Jehu.

Visitors were treated to tai chi, massages, face painting, a bouncy castle, toddlers play area and bike servicing.

Most of the days activities were free and fun for all of the family.

Richard Lovell, from Cwmbran said, “I am all about well-being and I think this great.

“The summer holidays can be expensive, but everything has been free and that’s good for my mental health!”

Amy Bond took to social media saying; “It was fab.”

Sharon Crockett, Director of Innovation and Culture at Melin said, “We’ve had an amazing turn out to our annual Zest in the Park event.

“We would like to thank all our partners for supporting us and a special thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed themselves on the National Day for Play.

“Events like these are very important to us at Melin, linking with our vision for communities to thrive.”

Zest in the Park took place between 12pm and 4pm on National Play Day.