Now is the time to plan for com­mu­nity event

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

PREPA­RA­TIONS are un­der­way for a town event which or­gan­is­ers hope will be big­ger and bet­ter than ever.

For more than 20 years, the Bea­cons­field So­ci­ety has run Bea­cons­field Now!, an an­nual event bring­ing to­gether char­i­ties and not for profit or­gan­i­sa­tions in the town in or­der to show­case their work and re­cruit mem­bers and vol­un­teers.

The event is held on the green out­side the Town Hall and is aimed at peo­ple of all ages. The date for this year’s event has been set for Satur­day, June 18 at 11am. At­trac­tions are set to in­clude a bouncy cas­tle and other amuse­ments for young chil­dren.

Tra­di­tion­ally, Bea­cons­field Fire Sta­tion brings along a fire en­gine which chil­dren are al­lowed on board, while St John Am­bu­lance usu­ally bring along a model to al­low peo­ple to prac­tice re­sus­ci­ta­tion.

The scouts and guides pro­vide re­fresh­ments, and a lo­cal celebrity, yet to be con­firmed, will open the event along­side the mayor and town crier Dick Smith.

It is hoped that this year, the event will prove more suc­cess­ful than ever be­fore fol­low­ing feed­back from last year’s ex­trav­a­ganza.

A state­ment from the or­gan­is­ers said: “Last year, the town coun­cil green was full par­tic­i­pants and we asked them to com­plete a ques­tion­naire to make 2016 even bet­ter.

“Feed­back for the last few events has been very favourable. How­ever, on con­sid­er­ing the views grate­fully re­ceived from the ques­tion­naire, we have made some changes we think you will ap­pre­ci­ate.

“In par­tic­u­lar, we have de­cided to have a cen­tral mar­quee that will ac­com­mo­date most of the par­tic­i­pants. It should also pro­vide a more invit­ing space and lead to im­proved sound re­in­force­ment.

“There will also be space for gaze­bos around the edges of the green.”

The fi­nal clos­ing date for reg­is­tra­tion for those wish­ing to ap­pear at the event is May 6.

To reg­is­ter, email rod­deb. mars­den@bt­in­ter­, or call 07951 645290 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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