ENVIRONMENTAL organisation Gwyrddio Penarth Greening (GPG) are pleased to announce the return of their Penarth Apple Day event which will take place next Sunday.

The event, which has come back for 2018 after it last took place two years ago, will take place at the Pavilion building in Belle Vue Park from 11am.

Apple Day is a community event that was launched by the environmental organisation Common Ground in 1990 and is celebrated in towns and villages across the UK. The event is a celebration of seasonal and local food and highlights issues such as biodiversity and ecology.

Penarth Apple Day will have several stalls selling and promoting local produce including locally brewed ciders from Vale Cider and a range of preserves and pickles from Penarth based A Bit of A Pickle.

As in previous years GPG volunteers will be on hand with their apple press juicing apples. Visitors are encouraged to bring along apples from their own gardens to be juiced. There will also be a café serving hot and cold refreshments.

GPG will also use the event to promote their Shop Penarth loyalty card scheme and the ongoing Plastic Free Penarth campaign. GPG committee member and Apple Day organiser Anthony Slaughter said: "We are delighted to be bringing back this community event which has proved so popular in the past. Apple Day is a true celebration of the seasonal and the local and an ideal opportunity to highlight some of our many wonderful local producers."

Apple Day will run from 11am to 3pm on October 21. Entrance is free and open to all.