Tickets are now on sale for a circus event coming to Claygate this summer.

Happy’s Circus will set up camp at the Claygate Recreation Ground in Dalmore Avenue on Thursday, June 3, between 6pm and 8pm.

There will also be a barbecue before the event at 5pm and tickets bought before April 30 cost £8.

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This will be the first event to take place at the recreation ground since it was granted planning permission by Elmbridge Council to develop a multisport clubhouse.

The new facility will replace the existing building which is more than 60 years old and generally in very poor condition.

A spokesman for the recreation ground said the hygienic facilities and improved access would attract a wide range of community groups in addition to the Claygate Cricket Club and Claygate Royals Football Club - its main users.

Claygate Recreation Ground Trust chairman Nick Hayes said: “We are absolutely delighted that Elmbridge Council has given us the green light.

"A modern facility will allow us to really increase the use of this terrific community space.

“This is a really exciting development, not only for the recreation ground, but for Claygate as a whole.

"We believe the project that we are launching will create an attractive community facility for everyone in the village for many years to come.”