SUPERHEROES turned out in force to support the Bedale Scouts and Guides Community Festival which raised more than £2,600.

A parade through the town was followed by an afternoon of entertainment and fun at Bedale Hall park with a vintage car rally, a 60 foot inflatable assault course, stalls and refreshments.

Scouts and Guides pulled out all the stops to ensure the day was a success, despite pouring rain the day before, the Sunday of the event was dry and sunny.

The theme of the festival was Superheroes and Bedale Brownies team triumphed with their theme Heroines from History. In fact it was a clean sweep for girlguiding with Bedale Rainbows in second place and Bedale Guides in third.The festival was almost lost to the town after it had to be cancelled two years ago because of a shortage of volunteers but organisers say it is now going from strength to strength.

One said: "This is a monumental undertaking but the community make it all worthwhile. We're proud of the group and grateful to the volunteers, stallholders, sponsors, donors, entertainers, judges, and attendees that made it happen.Congratulations to this year's winners. We are also very grateful to our judges for their support, and to North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, and North Yorkshire Police for escorting our Parade so brilliantly.

Emma Blackmoor's Zumba team headed the parade, the judges were MP Rishi Sunak, Audrey Staniland from Crakehall and Grp Capt Blythe Crawford from RAF Leeming.