2015 parade date set

Spalding People's Parade Parade passes Ayscoughfee and Churchgate.  ANL-140622-152617001
Spalding People's Parade Parade passes Ayscoughfee and Churchgate. ANL-140622-152617001
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A date has been set for next year’s Spalding People’s Parade.

After the success of last year’s event, Celebrating Families, the parade will be held on Sunday, May 24.

Ian Smee, chairman of the organising committee, announced next year’s plans at a meeting in Bookmark.

He said: “I am extremely proud of the team that managed to put the event on. It was held at the Sir John Gleed School, with free admission and parking. There were a good number of stalls and entertainment in the school grounds.

“Some 14 hand-pushed floats made up the basis of a parade. It included some dancing groups and music groups. A good proportion of local schools, churches and businesses were involved. “You will have noticed the strong involvement of The Sir John Gleed School. Without their partnership the event would not have taken place – so enormous thanks to them.

“At the opening ceremony, MP John Hayes expressed his hope that the parade would continue and develop over a number of years – we are equally hopeful.

“We are not a commercial organisation and one of our major hurdles was the acquisition of funds. I don’t want to single out any individual because we were unbelievably grateful for all contributions. Suffice it to say that the event was staged for less than £5,000.

“Once it is established as part of the local events calendar, we hope to develop it and are determined to bring it into town and The Crescent.”

To get involved, call 07437936684 or email spaldingparade@outlook.com