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Leigh-on-Sea Town Council recently hosted a series of bunting workshops for people in Leigh, in a bid to help people create environmentally friendly bunting to use for the Jubilee.
The free workshops enabled every participant to make up to 5m of bunting, and take away the knowledge of what they had learnt to make more. Donations of fabric remnants were given to the centre, to ensure the project promoted a reuse/recycle mentality. Plastic bunting can be harmful for the local environment, especially being close to the sea, as they can break down into micro plastics which find their way in to the water.
The workshops were a great success, with each session being fully booked. Lots of fantastic flags were created and everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We look forward to seeing the handmade creations up around Leigh for the Jubilee celebrations. Thank you to Phox Cleave for running the workshops.
Leigh-on-Sea Town Council were thrilled to host their Jubilee Picnic in Bonchurch Park on Sunday 29th May ahead of the nation’s celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee this week. Despite a bit of bad weather, the Council welcomed hundreds of people to the park, who brought their picnics along to enjoy an afternoon of free family friendly entertainment.
Musical performances were provided by The Hoy Shanty Crew, Below Sea Level, Kristine Boicuka, and The Show Choir, as well as a special performance by Tim Howar, West End performer and lead vocalist of Mike and the Mechanics.
Children were treated to a host of free activities including Jubilee crafts from the Art Ministry, rock painting with Love on the Rocks UK, Punch and Judy with Professor Joe, stilt walking and balloon modelling with Magic Dave and crown making with our Artist in Residence Kerry Doyland.
The Council would also like to thank all of those who hosted stalls on the day including Leigh Lions, Royal British Legion, Southend Community Safety Team, Leigh-on-Sea U3A, SODS, Friends of Leigh Library Gardens, Indirock, Leigh Scouts, and the Ploverleigh Savoy Players.
The afternoon was rounded off by a rousing sing-a-long of Land of Hope and Glory and the National Anthem, and the flags were out in force.
Leigh-on-Sea Town Council are so pleased that so many people braved the weather to come and join us, and would also like to acknowledge the National Lottery Community Fund who provided additional funding for the event, for all of the extra special touches.
On Tuesday 31st May, we were joined by The Art Ministry who provided a free children's arts and crafts event to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee, with thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund for funding the event.
Leigh-on-Sea Town Council were delighted to host a Jubilee themed Afternoon Tea as part of their Over 60’s Social Club on Wednesday 1st June.
The Council were lucky to receive funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to put towards catering, entertainment and decorations. The event was just £2 to attend with funds going directly towards newly appointed Council Chairman, Cllr Keith Evans, Chairman’s Charity.
Sixty retirees joined in the fun, with a musical performance from The Ray Miso Trio plus a delicious afternoon tea of sandwiches and scones, topped off with a Jubilee cake from the Homemade Bakery in Leigh.
There was lots of flag waving and a sing-a-long and the members had a wonderful time, with one commenting, “we have just returned from the Leigh Community Centre Jubilee Afternoon Tea Celebration, we would like to say what a wonderful time we had and a big thank you to all the hard-working people who made this a wonderful time.”
The Council wishes to thank all it’s volunteers who came and helped at the event. ‘
The Over 60’s Social Club runs on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 12pm – 1.30pm at Leigh Community Centre.