A FLINTSHIRE neighbourhood watch team held a picnic event to help bring its community together.

On Saturday, Parc Jasmin Neighbourhood Watch held a 'picnic in the park' in the Broughton estate.

The event brought together residents and promoted and encouraged community spirit.

It was supported by Tesco Broughton, M&S foodhall Broughton and Hope Cottage Farm Shop.

During the day, Jane & Phil’s Ice Cream Van and North Wales and Cheshire Police Armed Alliance dropped in to the event.

David Smith, Parc Jasmin Neighbourhood Watch coordinator, said: "Neighbourhood Watch isn’t just about crime prevention, it's also about bringing people together and building friendly, active communities.

"There was a fantastic turnout and it’s been a brilliant day. It just shows that there is still a sense of community in modern society and I feel very fortunate to live alongside such kind and caring neighbours.

"This event would not have taken place without the support and generosity of Tesco, M&S Foodhall Broughton and Hope Cottage Farm Shop who very kindly provided us with some of their delicious snacks.”

A Hope Cottage Farm Shop spokesman added it is 'delighted' to be able to support the community and this 'wonderful' work.