Jo enjoys the Petts Woodstock festival

Local MP, Jo Johnson, attended the annual Petts Woodstock festival on Saturday 5 August.

The one-day music festival takes place at Petts Wood Memorial Hall and Gardens, and this year featured live music from 16 local bands performing across two stages. Away from the music, festival goers were able to enjoy a licenced bar, a barbeque and face painting.

The event raises money for six local charities including the Maypole Foundation, Second Chance Animal Rescue, the Petts Wood Playgroup, the Petts Wood Memorial Hall, SNARL and St Christpher’s Hospice. In 2016, £17,000 was raised in total, with organisers hoping to do even better this year.

Jo joined local councillor, Simon Fawthrop, at the event and enjoyed acts including the folk band Hobo and the Hippies.

Jo said: ‘Petts Woodstock is a terrific annual event with bands to suit everyone’s music taste. It was fantastic to see so many people come along this year.

Great credit must go to the organisers, and in particular Jo Corteen, for all of their hard work pulling off another hugely successful day.’

More details about the event are available here:http://www.pettswoodstock.com/index.html