With summer fast approaching, Luton Borough Council’s community development service and partners have organised a series of free family festivals across the town.
Six community festivals are scheduled throughout May and June that include a variety of activities for all the family such as face painting, fairground rides, sports, dance, music, entertainment, arts and crafts, prize draws and much more.
Officials from the Council and other public services such as Bedfordshire Police, NHS Luton, the fire and rescue service and various voluntary and community groups will also be on hand at each of the festivals to provide information on local services.
The festivals are being supported as part of the Council-led scheme – ‘Your Say, Your Way’ – which is all about increasing opportunities for local people to get involved in decision making so they can help shape the future of their neighbourhoods.
Along with the fun and activities, the festivals provide a chance for local people to give their ideas about what the priorities should be in their area.
The following festivals are confirmed:
“The festivals are being supported as part of the Council-led scheme – ‘Your Say, Your Way’ – which is all about increasing opportunities for local people to get involved in decision making so they can help shape the future of their neighbourhoods.”
Saturday 26 May, 1-5pm
Alder Crescent recreation ground (next to Saints Community Centre)
Farley Festival and Diamond Jubilee event Sunday 3 June, 10am onwards Market Square, Farley Hill, LU1 5RD
South Ward Community Festival
Saturday 16 June, 12-4pm
Green space outside Park Town Community & Children’s Centre
Area North Festival (organised by Marsh Farm Events Committee) Saturday 23 June, 12-4pm Futures House, The Moakes, Luton LU3 3QB
Bushmead Community Festival
Saturday 30 June, 2-4pm
Green space near Bushmead shopping parade and Community Centre (Hancock Drive)
Lewsey Community Festival
Saturday 30 June, 10am-5pm
Lewsey Park, Pastures Way
Cllr Sheila Roden, Portfolio Holder for community development, said: “If you live in any of these areas I encourage you to come along for an enjoyable family day out. They all double as a great chance for you to have your say on local issues, and for us to listen to your views and any concerns.”
Local businesses who would like to pitch or have a stall at any of the events should call 01582 55 66 92 or email firstname.lastname@example.org