Funding supports Lea Park 50th Anniversary Festival

People enjoying themselves at the Lea Festival

There was lots of fun and entertainment to be had at the Lea Park 50th Anniversary Festival that took place on Saturday.

Along with the many craft stalls offering unique items for sale, there were lots of sporting activities including tennis, football, cricketing events and even axe-throwing!

The event is one of a number of community-based activities and initiatives West Lindsey District Council is supporting through its Community Grant Scheme. The scheme is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and the Rural England Prosperity Fund.

Visitors to the event had the chance to take part in wall-climbing, fairground rides, sport's day races and health checks. There was Scottish Barn Dancing, an RAF cadets marching band and local Brownies and Rainbows got crafty in their gazebo.

Jill Martin, Lea Parish Council Festival Coordinator, spoke of her gratitude to everyone that had helped make the magic happen. 

She said:

“We are truly grateful to everyone who has supported us.  People have come together to work towards a common goal.  The smiling faces say it all; it’s been amazing.”   

Cllr Emma Bailey, ward councillor for Lea added:

“I was amongst those happy to be involved and helping out on the day and we’re incredibly fortunate to have volunteers to make community events like this such a success.

“Lea Park is a fantastic green space, play and sport and leisure area for the residents of Lea and surrounding areas. We are delighted to have support the 50th anniversary of this green space bringing our community members together to enjoy a space for play, physical exercise and community gathering.”

For more information on grants and funding available through West Lindsey District Council, visit our information page here Grants and Funding.

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