Community fair aims to be bigger and better

Neve, Emily and Kian Casey get ready for the Whitley Lodge Summer Fair.
Neve, Emily and Kian Casey get ready for the Whitley Lodge Summer Fair.

A community fair is aiming to be bigger and better than before.

A host of activities and attractions are lined up for the Whitley Lodge Summer Fair, which takes place at Whitley Lodge shopping centre on Sunday, June 7, from 1pm to 4pm.

We hope the local community will support us and come along to enjoy the day

John Evans, WLCS event manager

Now in its fourth year, the event – run by Whitley Lodge Community Spirit (WLCS) – will have dedicated zoned areas for children’s activities, music, food and craft stalls.

There will also be face painting, games, bouncy castle, superhero characters, mini pony rides, and more.

John Evans, WLCS event manager and owner of The Treehouse, said: “After the success of previous years we are delighted to be in the final stages of organising this year’s summer fair.

“We hope the local community will support us and come along to enjoy the day.”

Canon, Sue Hart, chairperson of WLCS, added: “Putting on a fair of this scale is a fabulous community effort.”

Whitley Lodge Community Spirit is a non-profit organisation raising funds for the local Whitley Lodge area to run the summer and Christmas fairs by offering free or low cost activities for all the family to enjoy.

It is run by volunteers from the Whitley Lodge businesses, St Mary’s Church and residents within the area.

Recent WLCS purchases have included the new flower planters outside the shops, the Christmas lights on the lampposts and a park bench for Whitley Lodge First School.