People make places great. We all have a stake in the towns, villages and communities of Kirklees.
We are currently in the process of securing permission from Kirklees Council's Parking Department. Permission cannot be fully granted until closer to the date of the event. Central Government Covid-19 guidelines will also impact final event permission. No funds will be transferred to the project until permission for the event has been granted. CTEG plans to deliver ‘Love the 60’s Festival’ in Spring of 2021, as the lockdown becomes a distant memory. During the day there will be several different areas for people to gather with their family and friends and share the delights of entertainment and music from the 60s. The main stage area will host live music and dance in the style of artists from the era. There will be vintage vehicles on display and a retro 60s shopping village. There will also be a family village with fun attractions for children of all ages, including live entertainment, arts and crafts and picnic in the park.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The idea of the Cleckheaton 60’s festival originated when local man Bob Boocock floated the suggestion of holding a free community event on “Cleckheaton What’s On”, a popular FB page he created. When the 5k+ group were asked what type of festival they would like to see hosted in the town, the 60’s theme was the overwhelming winner. Cleckheaton Town Events Group (CTEG) was created to turn this into a reality. The festival will be accessible to friends and families from local and extended areas and will appeal to all age groups, offering new experiences for some and memories for others. We expect that the 60’s festival will attract more visitors to the town and show them what Cleckheaton has to offer. We plan to invite local businesses, schools and community groups to join in to help make the event a success. Cleckheaton has great accessibility: Local green walkway from Dewsbury - Low Moor, 5 min drive from M62, central bus station & free parking.
Steps to get it done:
With the decline in many high streets - we want to proactively help support the local business community as well as bring people together to enjoy events in Cleckheaton. CTEG is a constituted organisation and aims to create events to encourage communities to come together.
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