The lantern parade with the children holding their lanterns which they had made at the free workshops in the weeks before the day, arrived by the Christmas tree led by the Horndean Marching band.
What an exciting December in Waterlooville! The sun shone on the day of the Christmas Event and it was very well attended. The music on the stage kept people entertained. So many good acts. Archie the vocalist who serenaded the crowd. Igloo music, Ready to Rock School, Classique dance, the Wessex Cancer 'Sing for Life' choir, the fun FIt'n'Funky and not to forget The Jukebox band from Cowplain school. All amazing musicians and all local talent.
The lantern parade with the children holding their lanterns which they had made at the free workshops in the weeks before the day, arrived by the Christmas tree led by the Horndean Marching band and then it was the countdown to the switch on led by Father Christmas and the Mayor of Havant, Councillor Peter Wade . The star shown bright across the town with all the trees in the town twinkling with fairy lights.
For the fifth year running Santa's grotto was held in the library. Volunteers spent a week building and decorating ready for Santa's arrival. An amazing winter wonderland greeted him along with a warm fire and Christmas tree in his house. He and his elves delighted in welcoming the local children to enjoy the experience.
Then the amazing news that through the efforts of the community voting for the Events Team in the Aviva Challenge they had been awarded £1,000 to pay for free children's activities at the Summer fête next August. Well done ,and thank you Waterlooville.
But onto 2019 and breaking news. Did you know that Waterlooville is to have its own local radio station 'The Flash'? (http://theflashonair.co.uk/) It has been awarded a licence and will go live on FM in April. But if you want to find out more you can listen on the internet or digital radio now. Waterlooville events team are working with Flash to bring music into the town so the bandstand will be running monthly from January with Flash taking the opportunity to bring new local talent into the town to entertain. Watch for more information.
February 5th is the community/business meeting in the Baptist Church, London Road at 7pm. The Deputy leader of Havant borough council will be there to talk about developments in the town. Put in your diaries NOW.
2019 is bringing a programme of entertainment. Remember the car boot starts in April; the monthly cinema (fourth Thursday of the month) continues in St Georges hall; the pancake race on 5 March. Is your business taking part? Come and watch the fun. May 19th sees the Party in the Precinct with fun and games and entertainment. And of course there will be the School Art Trail, Waterlooville in Bloom and the summer fête. All events to look forward to. All organised by the volunteers of the Waterlooville Events Team Blog:weteam.org.uk. Facebook: Waterlooville events. Twitter: @Waterlooville ET BUILDING COMMUNITY FOR OUR TOWN Why not join in?