Cake judging in Southcote, #rdg on Saturday, had the added bonus of tasting the entries. The winning entry was based on a war time recipe and was delicious. Here are John Ennis and I after awarding first prize:
A community fun day, organised by the Council, together with local residents, took place in Granville Road, Southcote, on Saturday.
The Council's housing services team organised the day with help from residents to bring the local community together and also promote the range of housing services available to tenants and leaseholders.
The event featured a mini farm, giant Jenga, bouncy castle, face-painting and refreshments. There was also a cake competition which was won by Sylvia Wylde from Granville Road who impressed the judges with her fruit cake entry.
Rachel Eden, Reading's lead councillor for housing and neighbourhoods, said: 'Saturday was a great way to bring people together and we all had a great time. I was really impressed with the standard of cakes and found it difficult to pick a winner. There was also a practical side as housing officers were available throughout the afternoon to answer tenants' questions and offer useful information. Congratulations to the tenants and Council staff who worked together to organise it.'