Update from The Organising Committee
In the current circumstances we are unable to plan with any certainty for this year’s Ledbury Community Day. We are very sorry therefore that we are forced to cancel the event planned for Saturday 6th June 2020.
As a voluntary organisation with no financial reserves and dependent on the generosity of a number of sponsors, we have to do this before we start incurring expenditure and effort on an event which now looks very unlikely to take place in June.
We recognise the value this event provides to groups and organisations serving Ledbury and District and, of course, to our community. We are not giving up hope of running a similar but probably smaller event later this year, should conditions allow this to happen.
We will continue to review whether (hopefully!) such an alternative event can take place safely for all taking part, and will be in touch with you if this is possible.
Whatever, we want to celebrate “all that’s great in Ledbury and District” with a Ledbury Community Day in 2021.
Please keep safe.
The seventh Ledbury Community Day was on Saturday 8th June, 2019.
It was a great time to discover what groups and organisations serving Ledbury and District do, how they can help you and how you can help them in all kinds of ways.
Highlights last year included
- meeting our Army Cadets,
- trying your hand at Bowls at the Bowling Club and the Community Centre,
- riding on a Fire Engine,
- exploring the magic of bell-ringing under the Market House,
- trying out fitness equipment courtesy of Halo,
- finding out about Ledbury Scouts’ 100th Anniversary and
- the Maritime Cadets’ replica field gun.
Our Community Brass Band once again brought joy to the High Street and our U3A Recorder Consort brought delight to St Michael’s Church. Stars Theatre Arts put on a dance and gymnastics show at the Community Centre.
The Community Centre, St Katherine’s Hall and the Burgage Hall were full of groups offering sports, education, environmental and leisure activities, ways to volunteer in the community and to help your own welfare.
Herefordshire Healthwatch and our local surgery patients’ groups were pleased to learn your views on health services. Our local neighbourhood policing team joined with Fire Station Open Day.
Rotary brought an Iron Lung exhibition to Ledbury to demonstrate their work in fighting polio in the world, and the Refugee Support Group told of their successes in spreading help from Ledbury to those in most need.
Councillors were at the Burgage Hall and members of our Youth Council at St Katherine’s Hall.
Visits to our heritage buildings included the Master’s House for a blacksmith demonstration and a book sale, and details of Ledbury Poetry Festival.
Ledbury Community Day 2019 in pictures