Ledbury Community Day takes over the town

The 9th Ledbury Community Day enjoyed fine June weather last Saturday (June 10) – this time also acting as the opener to Ledbury’s Great Big Green Week.

The event featured nearly 60 groups and organisations which serve Ledbury and district in all kinds of ways at the Burgage and St Katherine’s Halls and at venues in the Town.

Voluntary Groups reported lots of interest and their pleasure with the contacts they made – a key purpose of this event.

Popular attractions included trying bell ringing with Ledbury and District Bell Ringers, the Ledbury Community Band playing and Ledbury Border Morris demonstrating their skills under the Market House.

Church bells rang before Ledbury Town Mayor, Councillor Helen I’Anson opened the event, accompanied by the Town Crier and the Carnival Court. They toured around Ledbury visiting those taking part.

Other attractions included Kid’s Kitchen, mini-gardening with Haygrove Community Garden, and activities for children (and older) at the Library and at the Poetry House.

Ledbury Town Council asked people what was good and not so good about Ledbury and Herefordshire Food Alliance sought views on buying local food.

Paul Kinnaird, chairman of the organising committee, said, “We are pleased that more groups joined us this year in this special Ledbury showpiece.

“Special thanks go to all the volunteers – stewards, groups and organisations -who contributed to the successful day, and to our sponsors Ledbury Town Council and Eastnor Lodge Charity without whom none of this would be possible.

“If you would like to help us next year, contact us at info@ledburycommunityday.org.uk”

Photos by David Hewitt, Griff Holliday and Olivia Trueman