As one of the main focuses for the Town Council is ensuring the well being of it's Community, the Town Council are dedicated to providing fun, family events to please all residents.
Our main event of the year, "Leigh Lights" aims to bring Christmas cheer to all! Held at the end of November the event takes place on the Broadway and Leigh Road, with a huge parade of floats, characters and dancers underneath our lovely town lights. The festivities are continued throughout the town with musical performances, stalls and foodie treats, as well as children's entertainment in the Community Centre. The Town Council work closely with local traders and community groups to promote activities and involvement.
At the beginning of December we aim to truly ring in the Yuletide with our Carols event taking place on our newly rennovated Strand Wharf. Singing at twilight, the event has a lovely atmosphere for all the family.
In 2017 the Council introduced a programme of summer events, with a whole host of activities taking place on Strand Wharf in Leigh Old Town. Events have included, an Italian Market, Children's Entertainment, Concerts, Craft Fairs, Leigh Heritage Day and movement and exercise events promoting health and well-being.
For the last two years the Council has been building up its programme of children's activities taking place throughout all of the school holidays at Leigh Community Centre. We aim to provide affordable fun and put on a variety events such as arts and crafts, gardening, animal handling, storytelling, inflatable fun, drama & dance workshops, magic shows, puppet shows and much more. To see whats coming up visit the Centre website, you can also sign up for our mailing list so you never miss out!
Each April a public meeting is held at the Community Centre in which all Leigh residents are invited to attend. Find out about the Council's future plans and what has been going on in your Town.
The "90 for 90" event was held in June 2016 to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday, we invited Leigh residents who were aged 90 and over to enjoy a special Afternoon Tea with music and entertainment.
In previous years the Maritime Festival was held in the Old Town to celebrate our towns fishing and sailing heritage. The Council has made the decision to hold a variety of smaller events over the summer in place of the Festival to make the fun last longer!
The Council collaborated with two pantomimes "Cinderel-Leigh" in 2014 and "Snow White's Got Talent" in 2015 all written and performed by local residents, these were a town smash in which the Council was proud to host at Leigh Community Centre.
For some years an event was held for children during the Easter holidays with an egg hunt, Easter Bonnet competition as well as other activities and stalls. This previously took place in Library Gardens and then within the Community Centre, but has since been replaced by a variety of events taking place throughout the school holidays.
The event showcased the very best local entrepreneurial talents on offer, selling a variety of items including home decor, stationery, confectionery, healthy foods, children's activities, marketing and illustration services, photography, musicians and more.
Community Day at Bonchurch Park
A community focused event for local community groups and charities to showcase their activities and opportunities. Residents can learn about what's on in their area and get involved with local groups.