A great launch to entertainment on The Square, Raunds
On Saturday 26th May Cllr Lee Wilkes, Deputy Mayor of Raunds and Chairman of the Environment Leisure and Recreation Committee, was delighted to officially open the Covered Seating Area on The Square in Raunds.
The facility will host a series of events during the year, including performances from local groups and bands, face painting and much more! On Saturday the programme kicked off with performances from Different Direction Choir and Raunds Ukulele Orchestra.
Cllr Wilkes said "it's wonderful to see The Square being used as a real community space. We hope this will help bring our residents together, it's somewhere where our local groups and clubs can perform and raise funds and also a place just to meet friends and take a seat.
Chris Gammon, leader of Different Direction Choir said "we're thrilled to be the first group to perform in this new space. It's great to be part of something that brings Raunds together. It's also an ideal opportunity for us and other groups to raise much needed funds and it's a great way for us gain new members."
A local resident attending the event said it's great to finally have a focal point in the town for community activities".
The Covered Seating Area, which has been fully funded through grants and contributions from local developers, is part of a wider plan to make improvements to the Square, these include the introduction of planters, a digital noticeboard and new play equipment. All the works will be completed during the Summer of 2018 and the removable seats will be installed imminently.
A council spokesman said, if any other groups or clubs would like to use the space then please do get in touch with us at the council offices, we would be happy to assist and can provide a PA system for your performance. We look forward to hearing from you!
Posted: Wed, 30 May 2018 10:25 by kate