St George’s Day success at Grundy Park

Families, stallholders, actors, dancers and musicians came together for an entertaining St George’s Day celebration at Grundy Park in Cheshunt on Saturday 21 April. 
 
This is the tenth year the Council has hosted the popular event which was officially opened at 12.30pm by Councillor Carol Crump, the Mayor of Broxbourne. 
The family fun day was filled with a range of entertainment and amusing activities which attracted approximately 4,000 people.
 
Performances in the event’s main arena included a re-enactment of the tale of England’s patron saint and the slaying of the dragon, fire breathing and Morris dancing. Local dance school Vallé Academy also helped bring the entertainment to life with a Vallé FX dance performance. 
 
Children’s activities included pony rides, face-painting, bouncy castles, wall climbing, bubble football, a mini steam train, archery, swing boats and funfair rides. A medieval encampment was provided by Harts of Oak who performed the re-enactment as well as displays of swordsmanship and fire-breathing alongside storytelling. Inside The Laura Trott Leisure Centre, visitors were also able to enjoy swimming and roller disco. 
 
There were over 30 stalls from local community organisations promoting their services or charitable causes. These included the Isabel Hospice, CHEXS, Army Cadets, Samaritans and Four Swans Vision.
 
Following on from this successful St George’s Day event the Council will host another fun event on the grounds of the Laura Trott Leisure Centre. On Saturday 28 April a Charity Fitness Day will come to life giving attendees aged 16+ the opportunity to choose from a host of fun fitness activities for only £2 per session. ‘Full gym membership’ raffles will also be on offer, with all proceeds going to the Mayor's charities, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance and Alzheimers Society as well as the Harry Herbert Special Olympics fundraiser.