See attached notice
The Town Council are keen for this celebration to be a Chilton and Windlestone owned event. It would be lovely for as many people and groups take part in this momentous event.
To this end we are hoping to establish a Community Event Steering Group. Ideally the group will be made up of various organisations, groups and individuals across Chilton and Windlestone to help and assist us in organising events.
Anyone interested in being involved are welcome to an inaugural meeting on:
If you require any further information please call into the Town Council or telephone 01388 721788.
Chilton Academy Friends would like to invite people to their light festival in school from 5.15 – 6.15pm, entry 50p per person.
Visitors will be amazed by the light displays made by the children. At the event will be refreshments, raffle and a match the sock game. Chilton Academy Choir will be entertaining us as well as the amazing LED Stilt Walkers.
The stilt walkers and the Chilton Academy choir will then lead a lantern procession at 6:20pm to the Town Council Offices for the official light switch on.
NOTE: please bring your own lanterns, torches etc (no real flames) for the procession. We also ask that parents, carers etc. of the choir attend the event with their children both at the school and Town Council Offices (entry admission applies)
A road closure will be enforced from 6pm – 7.30pm.
NOTE: Please can parents/guardians of children performing in the Choir refrain from entering the barriers when dropping off & collection them to ensure their safety.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS OFFICIAL SWITCH ON
On arrival of the lantern procession at the Town Square the Council would like to invite visitors to join us and sing a selection of Christmas carols from 6.30pm prior to the official switching of the Christmas tree at 7.00pm by the Mayor and this year’s Gala Princess winner. There will be performances by Chilton Academy Choir and Ferryhill Town Band. On site will be a small fun fair ride and catering.
Sweet mince pies and ginger wine will be available. There will be refreshments for the children and they will be pleased to know that Santa will be dropping by to visit. The Town Council wish to thank everyone who has assisted with the event and all those who have performed.
***** PLEASE NOTE THE CIVIC CAROL SERVICE IS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER AT ST AIDAN’S CHURCH, CHILTON AT 7PM. EVERYONE WELCOME
**THERE WILL BE PERFORMANCES FROM STEEL PANS, CHILTON ACADEMY CHOIR & FERRYHILL TOWN BAND **
The much awaited fireworks display was held Friday 1st November and despite the damp weather everyone was in good spirits whilst they waited for the display. Just like the two previous displays this years did not disappoint and was very impressive.
Everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy the event which once again proved to be a massive success. Members wish to express their thanks to everyone involved including the volunteers, St John Ambulance, SE Landscaping and Rainbow Fireworks.
The next event organised by the Town Council is the Christmas Lights Switch on which will be held on Friday 29th November at the Town Square. A lantern parade will leave Chilton Academy at 6.15pm. The main event will commence at 6.30pm with the official switch on at 7.00pm.
If you require any information please call into the Town Council or telephone 01388 721788.
Tickets for the event are selling fast. Note we are open until 7pm on Monday 21st October 2019 for anyone who can call during normal office opening hours (Monday – Friday from 9am – 3pm)