The seaside came to Sincil Bank on Sunday 18th August, with a beach themed fun day being held underneath Pelham Bridge.
This was the second year the community event has been organised, following the success of the event in 2018. The idea initially came from a community networking day hosted by our Community Organising team, and residents were then supported to achieve their vision. This year local community group Maze Matters took lead for the event, having been inspired by the success of the previous year. The group worked alongside our Community Organisers to learn and develop their skills to plan, organise and deliver an event for their neighbourhood. The group worked hard, managing budgets, sourcing attractions and inputting new ideas to bring the seaside to life.
The weekend of Sincil Bank by the Sea saw Maze Matters and several other residents volunteer to clean up underneath Pelham Bridge prior to the event, pulling up weeds, sweeping surfaces and clearing litter from the site. On Sunday morning the beach transformation then began, with sandpits, deckchairs, messy play, circus skills, donkey rides and a seaside theatre being assembled.
Sincil Bank by the Sea was a great success with over 100 children and families enjoying a a range of free activities and a happy afternoon together. The event was a testament to the hard work of Maze Matters and the local residents who were commitment to organising and delivering something for their community.
Sincil Bank by the Sea is just one example of the efforts and activities that local Sincil Bank residents are taking to improve and enhance where they live. If you would like to find about more about resident led activities taking place in the Sincil Bank area, please contact Alice Carter, Senior Community Organiser – firstname.lastname@example.org