Celebrating Pilling

Celebrating Pilling

16th of June, 2020

It was back in November when Councillor Eddie Moorat considered applying for the new Lottery Grant for Community Cohesion; offered to enable organisations and businesses to showcase their work within the village to all residents.  The idea was pitched to Pilling Parish Council who fully supported the range of events which could be enhanced this year.  The successful grant was held by the Parish Council, as a public body, but it was the Celebrate Team who administered the spending.  The team was made up of residents from all corners of the parish and reflects the demographic diversity of Pilling. 

Many local organisations would benefit including Pilling Coffee Feast, Pilling Memorial Hall and the Arts and Craft Weekend at St. John's Church.  The main event would be on 20th and 21st May on the new field at Taylors Lane with the entertainment from a variety of village groups, businesses, individuals and associations.  A flyer was produced and distributed together with the Pilling News by Parish Councillors to every home to ensure the event was widely known.  See flyer.

The Celebrating Pilling Weekend was FREE to all residents and included a token toward a bar barque lunch cooked fresh on site.  Parking was provided on the roadside part of the field, away from the main arena to give safety and peace of mind to those whose children thoroughly enjoyed the day from face painting, pottery painting, watching the dog agility, bouncy castle or the chainsaw man carving logs.  Refreshments were available and musical entertainment was provided by the Ukulele Band and Pilling Jubilee Silver Band.  Event Programme

The main focus of this event and the others in Pilling is to bring together all villagers, those who have lived and worked here for all their lives, as well as those who commute to local towns and beyond and all the new residents Pilling attracts who now count Pilling as home.  This was an opportunity for everyone to meet, take part and enjoy the day.  

The 20th May started off damp and drizzly but as more and more residents attended the weather brightened.  The evening events were officially opened by the new Mayor of Wyre; Mrs. Alice Collinson, who stayed for tea.  

To see more of our special day, click here to see photos.

It took many hands and hours to put on this event and the others which will take place in Pilling and the team thanked those, without whose invaluable help, the event would not have been possible.  THANKS