CIVIC leader Cllr Andrew Malloy is inviting families to join him for a summer barbecue.

Cllr Malloy is the mayor of Knutsford, and the barbecue, which takes place on Friday, July 19, is the first of his fundraising events.

Members of 2nd Knutsford Scouts will be running the barbecue, which will be held in the library gardens, next to the council offices on Toft Road, from 6pm.

Tickets are £10 (£5 for children aged 12 and under) and a cash bar will be available on the night.

All proceeds raised will support the Mayor’s Charitable Fund and 2nd Knutsford Scouts.

The Mayor’s Charitable fund this year is raising money for a skate park for Knutsford and supporting local charitable community sports groups promoting youth activity.

Cllr Malloy said: “Please join me and my family for this family-friendly event and help raise money for a skate park and local youth sports clubs.

“Come and chat to me about my activities during the year, and perhaps your children can speak to me about mine and their hopes for the town too."