The Festival now has a dedicated website www.risboroughfestival.com
The beginning of 2016 has seen us here at the Town Council resume responsibility for organizing the Summer Festival and Christmas Lights Switch on. In anticipation of these additional activities we have rearranged our Committee structure culminating in the creation of an Events Committee.
In additional to merging in the Festival Committee’s responsibilities we have brought our Art in the Park and Risborough in Bloom events into the committee’s sphere. We are always keen to have people with an interest in some of the above events to join us please if you are interested contact the office – it would be a pleasure to welcome you!
As you are aware there continues to be pressure on local Government finances and the Town Council is no exception. We have already agreed our budgets and like all areas we have been tasked with finding savings. So we are having to think out of the box with regards to new ideas and generating sponsorship but we believe with the support of local businesses and our residents we will deliver a great event.
I would also like to add my thanks to all of the people who have run the Festival previously. It is a huge job that requires dedication and perseverance and all of these events are supported by people that give their time and energy for free. With the huge pressures we all face with our limited free time they have been a credit to this town’s residents and visitors.
We are planning on focusing on the Street Fair this year, bringing our Community together on the High Street, supporting our retailers and showcasing the best of Risborough.
With Her Majesty celebrating her 90th Birthday this year we decided to recognise this through the Festival “90 Years – Celebrating the Best of Britain”. So whether you have fond memories of the 1960’s or a burning ambition to dig out the neon pink and green Lycra from the 1980’s we hope the Festival will provide something for all. In addition to the High Street Festivities we will be launching the Risborough Bake Off, including a Junior Version, so submit some entries and you can finally put to rest who is your family’s master baker! If you want to get involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Matthew Walsh – Chairman of Events Committee