We invite your group to join us in the 8th Ledbury Community Day taking place on
Saturday 4th June 2022
The aim of Ledbury Community Day is to provide an opportunity for local groups to show what they do and encourage participation from locals and visitors – a celebration of Ledbury and District’s excellence. We have booked space in St Katherine’s Hall, The Burgage Hall and The Community Centre but you may already have your own space available in the town centre.
This year Ledbury Community Day is part of Ledbury’s celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend.
In 2019, the last year we were able to hold this event, about 80 groups and organisations took part, representing all ages and all parts of the community. All three halls were busy and a number of groups held successful events on their own premises.
Here’s some feedback from earlier years – “We enjoyed the friendly Ledbury company”, “a very worthwhile exercise for us”, “I felt it was a very good day and worthwhile for us as a provider”, “An excellent way to showcase the many talents and societies”, “Worthwhile occasion giving us the opportunity to network with some of the agencies who refer clients to us”, “As a ‘flag waving exercise’ it is good as it notifies/reminds people of our presence”, “Thank you for organising a great event”.
Around 60 groups have already signed up to take part but it’s not too late to join in. The link below will open a printable invitation letter you can take to your group. It includes all the details of how to take part. Please return forms as soon as possible.
Participant application forms are available to download through the links below.
If you can use the Word document, please edit it and send it to [email protected]. if you cannot edit Word files please print the PDF and complete by hand and return to the address on the form.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can my group join in?
We would like your group to show to other residents in Ledbury and District and to visitors the things you do and the part you play in local life.
You are free to do this in any way that will show off your group and introduce it to others. Please be creative.
Consider how to involve others e.g. by inviting people to take a part in your activities on the day to discover more about you. It’s all about joining in.
You may choose to work with other Ledbury groups to make a bigger impact. We are asking all groups in Ledbury to take part.
Where is Ledbury Community Day taking place?
We want groups to be doing their thing all over Ledbury.
You can choose to hold your event at the premises you normally use, or you can share with other groups.
We have booked space in the town at the Burgage Hall, the Community Centre, and St. Katherine’s Hall. Other places including the Walled Garden and the Recreation Ground are also possible, subject to permission. We are also seeking permission to use the ground floor of the Market House for musical performers.
Social distancing – We will reduce the number of stalls in each of the Halls this year to prevent crowding. Please let us know if you are willing to be outdoors to help us space things out, or from preference. We will be looking to site “outsiders” by St Katherine’s Hall. If outdoors you will need to take any necessary precautions against bad weather. We hope to provide some gazebo cover.
How will people know about Ledbury Community Day?
We publicise the event in advance in the press, through social media and by local hand-outs and signage – you can help us by spreading the word – it’s an event for everyone in Ledbury and District. Full details of what you are doing, where and when will go on our website.
See the Participants 2019 page for examples of what we published last time we were able to hold the event.
On the day, we will also have a handout, listing those taking part and where to find them, and stewards available to point people in the right direction.
When in the day should my group’s event take place?
It’s your choice when on Saturday 4th June to hold the event if running on your premises – it will be June so there will be plenty of daylight. We want things to be happening all through the day, so that everyone can experience many different things. Remember that we want you to visit other groups as well!
The three public halls will open to the public only from 10am to 2pm – from past experience this is when most people want to visit the event in town. Please plan to stay to 2pm if using one of these spaces.
How can we benefit from taking part?
It’s your day – you can use it to recruit more members or volunteers, you can use it to raise funds for your group or a favourite charity, or you can use it just to show off what you do and have fun doing it, celebrating Ledbury’s excellence.
If you want a charity to support, why not support the Mayor of Ledbury’s charity appeal for the year (which will be nominated in May).
Contact us by email: [email protected].
Contact us by phone: 01531 634788 (Paul) or 01531 633637 (Griff)
Call us if you need more information.