The Big Local Gala took place recently. This year’s event was tied in to celebrate the King’s Coronation too.
It was a fantastic event with over 1500 people attending. There was plenty for everyone to do including fairground rides, axe throwing, a circus workshop, face painting, a magic show, stilt walker, inflatables, stalls, an ice cream van, and a BBQ. The weather was kind to us and stayed dry all day.
The Big Local project first launched at a Gala in 2012 and has continued every year since, apart from during the Covid period. Although Big Local will finish this year, it is hoped that the Gala will continue for many years to come. An events committee has been set up and they are now constituted with a bank account, this will enable them to apply for their own funding to keep the Gala and other events running. During the Big Local project, a Year 11 fund was also set up and this is money that has been collected/donated at events, this money will now help to fund future activities and events.
The community looks forward to the Gala each year and once again this year they all had a great time.
Quotes from community:
“It was lovey, thank you to everyone who organised it”.
“It’s been brilliant, as always”.
“Thank you to all the organisers, we really enjoyed the day”.