A DAY to celebrate the town spirit of Ventnor will be held in the summer.

Ventnor Day will take place on Saturday, August 14, at Ventnor Park, from 12pm to 5pm.

It would usually be the date of the town's illuminated carnival, which is unable to take place this year.

However, the carnival committee is working with the town council to organise the event.

A spokesperson said: "Ventnor Day is an opportunity to celebrate the strength of our town’s community spirit and our voluntary and community sector — with music, performance, stalls, and food in the picturesque setting of Ventnor Park."

Stewart Blackmore, incumbent Ventnor Mayor, said: "I’m immensely proud of our town and its sense of community and pleased the town council is supporting Ventnor Day.

"This has been a difficult year for so many of our residents and this is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of our voluntary and community groups."

There are free stalls available for community and voluntary sector groups, and spaces available for local businesses and craft stalls.

To enquire about a stall at the event, contact Tony or Alison on 857848 or 853775 or e-mail tony@ventnortowncouncil.org.uk