It will take more than a few spots of rain and cloud cover to stop the people of Hoole supporting their community.
They flocked to Faulkner Street and Charles Street today (Sunday, May 1) to celebrate the first ever Hoole May Day Festival.
The free event featured hot and cold food stalls, local artists, craft stalls, live music, buskers and children’s entertainers.
Organised by the Notting Hoole team who are responsible for the annual Christmas lights switch on in Hoole , the event was requested by local residents to raise money for the community centre and the Christmas event.
Founder and chairman of Notting Hoole Sue Mason said: “A lot of people asked for a street festival with lots of entertainment for adults and kiddies, and that is exactly what we have done."
Among the famous faces dropping in to support the event was chef, TV presenter and entertainer Ainsley Harriott while Chester MP Chris Matheson also popped along to join in the festivities and former Coronation Street star Ian Puleston-Davies judged the art competition.