A community fair was praised for bringing people together, and for providing some fun.

The Cutteslowe Community Fair, in North Oxford, on Saturday, featured face painting and games for the youngsters, and stalls, coffee and biscuits for more mature residents.

Visitors to the event at Cutteslowe Community Centre, in Wren Road, were also treated to a barbecue, treasure hunt and art workshops.

Gwen Hayle, 86, from Templar Road, who has lived in Cutteslowe all her life, said: “It was brilliant. It really brought people together.”

Police and firefighters also set up stalls, and there was an Oxford City Council consultation on what residents wanted to see.

Liz Edwards, senior community worker at Cutteslowe Community Association, said: “There was a great atmosphere and it was lovely that there were all generations. It was the first time we had done something this big.

“We tried to bring the community together in a positive, relaxed and friendly place.”

Pictured are Kylie, eight, Matthew, 11, and Andrew Hone, five, from Wyatt Road, showing off their face painting. Matthew said: “It was good to be able go to a fete like this in our local area.”