A COMMUNITY event will be making a return after bad weather rained on last year's plans.

Ilminster Party on the Park hasn't been held since 2017 after torrential rain caused the cancellation of the annual event.

Organisers were not able to reschedule the event so instead set their sights on 2019.

This year's event will take place on August 25.

A spokesperson for the organisers said: "After having to cancel last year's event we are extremely excited to bring the local community together through a day of summer celebration, while raising the profile of community groups and charities.

"This year's live music line up promises a whole day of rocking tunes, with ten live bands performing from a variety of genres there is something for all tastes.

"Anyone and everyone can set up a community stall at this year’s Party on the Park.

"All applicants need to do is agree to the terms and conditions and prepare for the big day.

"Unfortunately, due to our license, only non-profit organisations can have a pitch.

"Organisations running stalls this year include; Xtreme CC, Somerset Wildlife Trust, Ilminster Fairtrade, Fostering in Somerset, Children’s Hospice SW, Ilminster Army Cadet Force, the Ilminster branch of the Royal British Legion, Ilminster Ladies Football Club, RNLI, Ilminster Lions to name a few."

This year’s refreshments will be provided by the Ilminster Cricket Club, Ilminster Youth Football, Gemini Carnival Club and Eclipse Carnival Club. Refreshments provided include BBQ, cream tea tent, burger van, and cider, Prosecco and gin bars.

Visitors to the park will not be short of entertainment, as there will be an inflatable games area, performances from Ilminster Majorettes, and maybe even an assault course.

This year's proceedings open to the public at noon on August 25th, with live music starting at noon, and finishing at 8pm.

The spokesperson added: "We hope to see a large turnout at this year's event, as we have had in previous years since the first event in 2013.

"We are on the lookout for stalls, volunteers and anyone who wishes to contribute to this year’s event.

"We look forward to seeing many of you on the day."

For more information, to volunteer, or to have a stall, contact the team at ilminsterpop@gmail.com.