Date: Wednesday 16 April 2014
An annual festival held for the people of Elstree and Borehamwood in Hertfordshire has been given a boost with a donation from Taylor Wimpey.
We donated £500 towards the Elstree and Borehamwood Civic Festival, which will take place over two weeks in June. We are currently building new homes in the area at Gemini Park in Borehamwood.
Local people will get a preview of what is coming up at the Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council-run festival on Saturday 3rd May, when a pre-festival event takes place.
The Civic Festival kicks off on Saturday 14th June with a parade which will have a television and film theme in recognition of the area’s historical association with both industries. A special programme of events will then run until the final day of the festival, Monday 30th June.
Tracey Malton, Finance Officer and Deputy Clerk at Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council, says: “We are working hard on the festival and we have a great line-up of events planned.
“One of the highlights will be our families’ day on Saturday 28th June, which will include displays by a mountain bike team and the Essex dogs display team, as well as balloon modelling, a Harry Potter roadshow, falconry displays, puppet shows and circus acts.
“We’re really grateful for the generous donation from Taylor Wimpey as it will help to fund our families’ day.
“People really look forward to the Civic Festival and we like to keep it going year after year because we think it brings the community together.”