It’s vital that we get behind these South Holland events

Spalding Pumpkin Parade
Spalding Pumpkin Parade

CABINET CALL: By Coun Anthony Casson

I have recently had the pleasure of enjoying two excellent events staged in South Holland.

This event was organised by the Spalding Town Centre Manager and featured dozens of stalls from food producers across the district

It seems like a long time ago now, but back in sunny August the popular 1940’s Weekend was held at Ayscoughfee Hall in Spalding.

The nostalgic event was jointly organised by South Holland District Council and Spalding Remembrance Association and saw a record 5,000 people attend.

It included memorabilia displays, re-enactments, demonstrations, stalls and period vehicles.

The event also featured a poignant remembrance parade which gave those present a chance to remember the soldiers who lost their lives in World War Two.

I would like to say a big thank you to the Ayscoughfee team for organising such a great occasion and of course to everyone who came along.

On the August Bank Holiday weekend, I spent an enjoyable morning at the Spalding and South Holland Festival of Food and Drink, which was staged outside the offices of South Holland District Council in Spalding.

This event was organised by the Spalding Town Centre Manager and featured dozens of stalls from food producers across the district.

I personally enjoyed the general ambiance of the festival, which attracted visitors from far and wide.

Although this was not a council-organised event, it is vitally important that we support and promote such initiatives.

One of our main priorities as a council is to encourage the local economy to be vibrant and continue to grow.

Events like this play a big part in demonstrating that businesses can thrive in the district and also help companies to promote their services to the wider public.

So again, thank you to everyone involved with the festival and those who came along.

In terms of forthcoming events, our Community Development Team is busily making plans for next month’s Spalding Pumpkin Festival, which always proves to be a very popular evening.

It’s taking place on Friday, October 9 so make sure you put that date in your diaries.

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