There were smiles aplenty as hundreds of people from across Wellingborough turned up to our first ever community fun day earlier this month.
The event celebrated local restaurants, musicians and community groups following the Covid-19 pandemic. Visitors were able to sample local drinks from Bewiched Coffee, try out local food suppliers June Plum and Serious Dough Pizza Co, listen to local musical acts Dan Hughes and The Garnet Grenades, and meet the developers building new homes at Glenvale Park.
The day was marked by a time capsule burial by Cllr Lora Lawman, Mayor of Wellingborough Town Council, and Wellingborough Civic Society. Other community groups in attendance included Wellingborough ASC, Wellingborough RFC, Hatton Academies Trust and Gleneagles Church.
Cllr Lora Lawman, Mayor of Wellingborough Town Council, said:
“It gave me a great opportunity to congratulate the developers on hosting this event, welcome the new residents of Glenvale Park to Wellingborough and wish them much happiness in their new homes. I have seen the development from the very early plans to now visiting show homes, and welcoming the wider community to the event on Saturday. It is extremely impressive work.
“Thank you for putting this event on for the community, we look forward to working with everybody in the future.”
Mark Best, Director of Northants LLP – the developers behind Glenvale Park, said:
“Today was a great opportunity to celebrate the best of Wellingborough and a wonderful way to mark one of the final weekends of the summer.
“We’re so pleased that the day was a success and that the community enjoyed learning more about Glenvale Park, sampling local food, enjoying local music and getting to meet a host of community groups who work so hard for the local area.
We’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all who attended the event – either as visitors or as suppliers.”