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Leigh Lights

Once again the ‘elves’ at Leigh Town Council have been working to bring you ‘Leigh Lights’ on Friday 24th November. The festivities will begin from 5 p.m. and the Town will be lit up as visitors arrive.

 

The Yuletide Parade, featuring joyful fundraisers including Essex Marching Corps, Starlight Productions, Players Theatre Company, Eastwood Lions and Southend RNLI will start from Kings Road at 6.30 p.m., travelling along Leigh Road, Broadway and Broadway West. 

 

Stibbards & Sons are kindly sponsoring this year’s parade and the two best parade entries will receive £150 and £100 respectively to donate to their charity of choice. And, a new interactive system will allow the crowds to vote for their favourite entrants online.

 

Thanks to CS Parking, the Festive Fairground returns to the car park behind the Grand and a mixture of charity and concession stands will be set up in Elm Road.

 

Crowds will be entertained by a selection of wonderful local choirs and musical groups such as Funky Voices, Salvation Army and Leigh Orpheus Male Voice Choir, featured throughout the town at Liquid Flair and Oasis Café and in Elm Road. Leigh shops and businesses will be organising their own entertainment as well.

 

Look out for our new parade programme which will feature a map, parade entries,  timetables and special offers from traders to add to the nights enjoyment.

 

For children’s pre-event fun, stop by Leigh Community Centre from 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. where you can enjoy craft activities, face painting, storytellers and more! Thanks to Leigh Round Table you can have your picture taken on Santa’s sleigh and they will also be selling reasonably priced glow-sticks. This is the perfect opportunity for younger children to enjoy the event, whilst avoiding the crowds and cold weather outside!

 

If you are a vehicle owner, then the advice is to stay clear of the area from 5pm as the Broadway and Broadway West will be closed. Parking restrictions will be in place from 4.30 pm around town (3.30 pm in Elm Road) and there will be no traffic movement in Leigh Road from 6.15pm. Please see the advertised Traffic Management Order for full details.

For the full Traffic Management Order, click here.

 

The Leigh Lights will kick off the Council’s Yuletide Season which continues with a Christmas Craft Fayre on Saturday 2nd December, Carols on Strand Wharf on Saturday 9thDecember and Christmas Farmers Market on Saturday 23rd December.  An exciting time for Leigh residents and traders!  

 


map courtesy of patbyrnedesign.com



GUIDANCE FOR TRADERS : STALLS OUTSIDE YOUR PREMISES...

INFORMATION COURTESY OF

SOUTHEND POLICE AND SBC ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TEAM

 

  • If you are serving food outside your establishment, Environmental Health have advised they will be carrying out inspections.  They will expect to see both hot and cold handwashing facilities and the correct standard of food hygiene.

DEEP FAT FRYERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BE USED OUTSIDE PREMISES AND GAS BBQs MUST HAVE LPG CERTIFICATION – PLEASE CONTACT ME IF NEED ADVICE

PLEASE THINK HEALTH & SAFETY FOR BOTH YOUR STAFF AND THE PUBLIC AND HAVE A RISK ASSESSMENT AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION

 

  • Leigh Police have advised that their Licensing Officer will be patrolling that evening with regarding to alcohol consumption and unauthorised music i.e. we have not been notified (including speakers outside establishments for example).  Only licensed premises are permitted to SELL alcohol from within their premises.  Unlicensed premises are permitted to give out mulled wine etc (for free). but only in line with licensing laws.  Should you have any queries regarding this, please contact me.
  •  Please bear in mind if you are on the Parade route that anything you do MUST NOT impede the highway where the parade will pass and all traders (whether on route or not) MUST NOT block significant sections of the pavement.  If on the night anything is considered a hazard by the police, event security or council official, you will be asked to close it down. 
  •  If you decide not to open but allow an external trader to use your shop front space, then I MUST be notified and copies of the traders PLI and any food hygiene rating sent to me.  If this is not done and someone is trading then we will assume they are there illegally and will be moved on. 
  • Traders are to be responsible for the disposal of any rubbish they create and to assist in clearing litter caused from the extra trading at your premises and immediate surrounding area. 

 



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