New Community Group announces Lutterworth Summer Festival
April saw a major change in the administration of the Lutterworth summer entertainment calendar. The Town Council which has successfully organised the main summer event for the town, first as a carnival and more recently in the guise of Picnic in the Park, decided they can no longer incur the cost of running it.
Thankfully all is not lost. Three local residents previously involved in organising the ever popular event, couldn’t bear to see it disappear and decided to form a community group to keep the event running. Rob Coleman, Julie Gardner and Mike Perks also hope to expand the remit of the group in the future to include other local events during the year.
The Lutterworth Events Community Group (LECG) is therefore delighted to announce that Picnic in the Park has been rebranded as Lutterworth Summer Festival and this year will take place on Sunday 18 August 2019 at the Coventry Road Recreation Ground. This date has been chosen so that the festival runs alongside the feast of St Mary, as the original Town Carnival used to.
The inaugural meeting has already taken place and Cross Counties Radio have confirmed they will work alongside the group as a partner organisation. Rob Coleman, Chair of LECG, says “Their experience working with live acts and their commitment to supporting the local community will be a great asset to us and I know they will bring the festival alive with music”.
The Group hope to retain many aspects of the previous event such as the funfair, donkey rides & craft stalls but they also want to bring things more up to date. “We want to offer new and exciting entertainment that will cater for all age groups from the youngest child to the most elderly” says Julie Gardner, Secretary of the Group. “If anyone has creative ideas on how we can achieve this we’d love to hear from you.”
A small but enthusiastic band of helpers has already volunteered to serve on the organising group but the groups treasurer, Mike Perks, says that new faces are welcome to join at any time. “If you or your organisation have any skill that you could bring to the event free of charge, or if you wish to provide sponsorship we encourage you to get in touch.”
One thing is certain, the Group are confident that Lutterworth residents will offer their support on the day and come out in large numbers for a fun-packed and enjoyable afternoon.
Please watch social media pages and local press for further details.
For more information contact:
Rob Coleman, Chair
Julie Gardner, Secretary
Mike Perks, Treasurer
Lutterworth Events Community Group
Facebook: Lutterworth Events Community Group
Mobile: 07595 493999 (Julie)