We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to the 2022 Saxilby Waterfront Festival yesterday (Sunday 5 June 2022).
Despite the weather we had an amazing turn out with close to 2000 people dropping in throughout the day. We hope you all had a lovely time celebrating the Platinum Jubilee at this first big village event since the pandemic.
We’d also like to say thank you to the volunteers who gave up their time for free to organise and run the festival. Planning for the festival began in November 2021 and a small but dedicated team has worked alongside the parish council, and the council’s acting clerk, day in day out to make the festival a success. Without them there would have been no festival this year.
Thank you too, to those who volunteered on the day, despite the rain your enthusiasm and willingness to help out, helped to make the festival go off without a hitch and it couldn’t have been done without you.
A big thanks must go to Amy Bradshaw of CountryB Photography, our official photographer for the day. The photos and videos Amy took throughout the day look incredible and we’ll be sharing them on Facebook throughout the week.
Thank you to Paul Stafford who did a brilliant job as compère for the festival, his enthusiasm on the mic helped bring the festival to life.
Thank you to all the people who provided entertainment throughout the day, from the Saxilby Scouts and Guides on the river in the morning, through to the Rock Choir and everyone else in between, who all cracked on and did their thing despite the weather.
Thank you also to the stallholders and food producers who turned out and braved the rain to sell all their brilliant products. We hope you all had a successful day.
A final thanks too, to the sponsors of the festival, Principal Sponsors Cliff Bradley and Sons Funeral Directors and Lovell Homes and secondary sponsors, Birdbrook Rosettes, JM Automotive, O’Boyle Civil Engineering, Saxilby Physiotherapy, Metro Rod and Smart Fence UK. Without their donations the funding to make the festival run would not have been in place.
We’re pleased to have been able to work in partnership with so many different groups and people to help deliver this event, and we look forward to more partnership working opportunities going forward on many different projects.