"Celebrate Holywell"

Dear citizens of Holywell & District

I am writing on behalf of the Holywell Town Partnership about a “Celebrate Holywell!” event in the summer.

Despite current difficulties facing the town, no-one can deny that we have in Holywell wonderful assets – auniquely rich historic heritage and a quaint, attractive High Street – all set in beautiful, diverse countryside.

Most vital of all however is our impressive range of hard-working voluntary organisations! Hopefully you will agree that now is the time when we do need to come together, celebrate what we’ve got, and take advantage of an opportunity to strengthen our “social capital”.

The Transition Holywell & District group has managed to gain a grant of £2,000 from the Big Lottery “Celebrate Wales” fund, and two events are being planned – the main one on Saturday July 1st in the High Street.  We are of course always dependent on the weather, but we hope that as many groups as possible can contribute to making the High St event – featuring “Holywell through the Ages” -  as lively and colourful as possible, drawing large crowds.

We already have various “medieval” entertainers lined up – and the Rotary Club will provide a stocks !

It would be really good to see the Street decorated and full of stalls and activities representing local organisations such as yours. Maybe you can come up with ideas of your own?  Could you provide a stall? – or maybe some entertainment or games? Could your group adopt an epoch and get decked up as Romans/Victorians/Flappers etc etc? Or maybe you could help with promoting the event? or decorating the Street? (lamp-posts/trees/shops  etc)?   Would you be able to join with your banner in a grand parade through the town and to the Well and back – led by medieval musicians etc?.  .

We would be grateful if you could please discuss this with your members at your next meeting, and respond as soon as possible to let us knowwhetheryour group is able to take part or contribute in any way.  Your support would be most appreciated, and your suggestions welcome.

We look forward to hearing from you

Yours sincerely,

Roberta Owen
Transition Holywell & District Rep on the Town Partnership.
(For information about the Partnership contact Martin Fearnley tel 711757 Wed, Thurs, Friday)