Summer celebrations hit the high street.
High Street Celebrations will be coming to a High Street near you this summer after town councils received a funding grant from Telford & Wrekin Council.
The first celebration kicked off with Dawley Day on Saturday 17 June. Great Dawley Town Council organised a high street party for residents which included rides and entertainment up and down the length of the High Street.
The High Street Celebrations will next be in Newport on Saturday, 1 July 10am – 4pm. Newport Town Council will be welcoming residents to their High Street for a fun celebration for the whole family. Come along and visit the shops and cafes who are participating in the celebration as well as enjoy the crafts, stalls, face painting, bubble magic, balloon artist, Nova panto characters and more that’s planned for the day.
Cllr Carolyn Healy (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council cabinet member for climate action, green spaces, heritage and leisure, said:
“It is great that we are able to support this celebration of our amazing local high streets and bring animation that provides more engagement for residents. The High Street Celebrations are the perfect opportunity to encourage more people to support their local high street, to join together as a community to enjoy the entertainment, activities and shopping”.
Councillor Lee Carter (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council's cabinet member for place (the economy & neighbourhood services) said,
"Our local high streets are the lifeblood of our communities, serving as a vibrant meeting place for local residents to visit, enjoy and support our independent businesses. They not only offer convenience and fulfil our daily needs but also serve as nurturing grounds for local businesses, embodying the true spirit of resilience and entrepreneurship.”
“We welcome events such the high street celebration days, which provide a platform to showcasing the unique offerings of our high streets, from charming boutiques to cozy cafes and everything in between.”
“By attending these events and shopping locally, we can contribute to the sustained growth and prosperity of our high streets, ensuring they remain vibrant and cherished spaces for generations to come."
High Street Celebrations funding grants will also enable other local town Councils to host their own events, which continue through the summer months, coming to
Newport 1 July
Madeley 8 August
Wellington 12 August