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The Festival will take place this year on 24 June on the playing fields on Outwood Road, starting at 12.00.

Preparations are just beginning and more people are needed to help.  Please contact Charles if you could offer your services on the committee or on Festival day.  We need a new treasurer and we’re sure someone in the community might be able to help us with this role.  The programme is being compiled and if you want to advertise your business, please contact Margaret.  If you want to book a stall, please click here.

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The sun came out just in time!

Unfortunately the weather was not on our side this year and the heavens opened just as the parade was about to start however, the sun came out just in time to make it a successful fun-filled family day!  Once again Romica has taken some lovely photos, can you find any of yourself?

Next year’s Festival will take place on Saturday 24th June 2017, save the date and we look forward to seeing you there!

It’s Today!

022-IMG_2998We’re looking forward to seeing you all later today on the Festival Field behind the Village Hall.

The timetable for today is as follows:

11.45 Parade participants gather in the Village Hall car park
12.00 Parade leaves Village Hall
14.00 Mayor of Stockport arrives
14.15 Presentation of art prizes
14.30-15.45 Entertainment on the field will include:
★The Phoenix Morris Dance Troupe
★Punch and Judy
Oldham Pipe Band
Step Ahead Dance School
Stockport Silver Band
Outwood Primary School Steel Band

14.00-15.40 Entertainment in the hall will include:
Mart Rogers’ Jazz Band
Searching for the Enemy
☆Annabell

15.00 Presentation of Festival Shield and Football tournament medals

16.00 Festival Grand Draw
1st Prize £200
2nd Prize £100 (donated by Rotary Club)
3rd Prize £50

Plus plenty of other prizes donated by businesses including:

Rainbow 88, Cinnamon Tree, Paradise Spice, Heald Green Social Club, Heald Green Co-op, Saleen Grocers, Handforth Hand Car Wash, Hair@K66, Energi Trampoline Park

Please give your support to these generous businesses

One week to go!

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There’s just one week to go before this year’s Festival!  Have you got your fancy dress costume ready for the Parade?

There will be the usual attractions and stalls, funfair, BBQ, food and drink stalls, as well as lots of entertainment outside in the Arena and inside Hall.   Our local junior footballers will once again be playing in the annual football tournament and the Mayor of Stockport will present the shield and medals.

Finally, don’t forget the Festival Grand Draw the winners will be announced at 4pm, if you would like to purchase your tickets in advance, there is a last chance to do so outside Cafe Unity tomorrow morning from 10-1.

Join the Grand Fancy Dress Parade!

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Come and join the fun!  The Festival really starts when everyone gathers at the Village Hall car park at 11.45am before the procession leaves at noon for the Fancy Dress Parade around Heald Green Village.  Fancy dress can be on any theme, with the Olympics being popular, but children usually have their own ideas!

Please come and join in – young, old, in-betweens, on your own or in a group.  The more the merrier!

The parade will be led by the Oldham Pipe Band and the 3rd Heald Green Scouts and Cubs will be decorating the float, kindly lent by Nixon’s Farm!  We hope there’ll be other floats and decorated vehicles.  It’s not too late to put a few balloons and ribbons on your car or bike and join in the fun.  For safety reasons, let us know in advance if your vehicle is taking part.  Community groups will join in the Parade and everyone is welcome.

Be at the Village Hall at 11.45am an you’ll be given a spot.

Parade Route:

Village Hall – Westwood Road – St Ann’s Rd South & North – Brown Lane – Meadows Road – Ainsdale Drive – Freshfield – Outwood Road – Village Hall

Come out of your house and cheer the groups as they pass then dash along to the field to enjoy the rest of the afternoon!

Get your Grand Draw Tickets early!

mfekgv8b19ta5tn3narcqryhugslx2za_originalIf you want to get your tickets for this year’s Festival Grand Draw early then don’t forget that tickets can be purchased outside Cafe Unity between 10am and 1pm on Saturdays during June (4th, 11th & 18th).

Tickets cost £1 for a book of 5

1st Prize £250

2nd Prize £100 (donated by Rotary Club)

3rd Prize £50

Plus plenty of other prizes donated by businesses including:

Rainbow 88, Cinnamon Tree, Paradise Spice, Heald Green Social Club, Heald Green Co-op, Saleem Grocers, Handforth Hand Car Wash, Hair@K66, Energi Trampoline Park

Please give your support to these generous businesses