Rushden Town Council

Rushden Looking To The Future

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Clerk: Mrs Vivienne Prodger
Rushden Hall, Hall Park
Rushden, Northamptonshire
NN10 9NG

Dates for the Diary

Saturday 1st September - Mayor's Proms in the Park

The 'Proms' season is upon us, and we in Rushden pride ourselves on a very popular evening's entertainment with our very own 'Proms in the Park', in aid of the Mayor's Chosen Charities. Set in the Walled Garden in the beautiful grounds of the Hall Park, the music will be provided by The Rushden Town Band, playing all the favourites such as Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and Jerusalem accompanied by local singers.

As this is an outdoor event please be suitably dressed to keep warm.

Tickets £5.00 on the Gate from 6.00pm.

Sunday 2nd September - Bark in the Park Dog Show

The dog show - Bark in the Park - will be held in the Walled Garden, Hall Park, Rushden. This is our Mayor's charity dog show and all proceeds will be split between all the dog charities attending. We have 'have a go agility', various dog classes including golden oldies, Mayor's choice, Rushden's Finest etc. Fun for all.

Friday 14th September - Civic Opening of Rushden Feast

Come and join all the fun of the fair in Rushden. The Mayor of Rushden will officially open the Rushden Feast on Friday 14th September 2018.

Assembling at the Dodgem cars for 6.30pm, a short service will be conducted by Rev Ben Lewis, before the fair is officially opened.

Heritage Family Fun Day

Friday 28th September - Macmillan Coffee Morning

Come along to the Town Council offices at Rushden Hall on Friday 28 September between 10.30am and 12.30pm where a Macmillan Coffee Morning will be held to raise funds for this worthwhile charity. Bring a friend and come and indulge yourself with cake and coffee!

Saturday 29th September - Bernard Vann VC Memorial Day

Bernard William Vann was born on the 9th July 1887 and went on to serve in WW1. He died in 1918.

The Rushden Branch of the Royal British Legion would like to invite you to a Parade and Service, at the Rushden War Memorial, at 12.00 noon, on Saturday 29th September, for the unveiling of the Pavestone in honour of our towns Victory Cross recipient Lieutenant Colonel The Reverend Bernard William Vann VC MC & Bar from WW1.

Following the service the parade will march to Rushden Hall Park for light refreshments. Performances will be held in Hall Park from the world renowned Brentwood Imperial Youth Band, the Northampton Male Voice Choir and then the Drama Students from Rushden Academy depicting life in the trenches of WW1.

After the service it is intended to hold a 24 hour vigil by members of the RBL and members of the public, school children cadets etc. If you are interested in standing a watch over this period then please step forward with contact details.

Saturday 3rd November - Fireworks in Hall Park

Organised by Rushden Scouts

Date TBC - Beacon Lighting

Sunday 11th November - Remembrance Parade and Service

The Remembrance Service and Parade will be held at the Rushden War Memorial at 1050 on the 11th Nov 2018. From 1015 the Parade starts to form up at Robinson Road ready to march off at 1035.

Saturday 24th November - Rushden's Christmas Lights Switch-on

The Towns Annual Christmas Lights Switch On Hosted by Rushden Town Council Events Team.

The afternoon begins with a High Street full of stalls, fairground rides, live reindeer, food, refreshments and most of all YOU! The residents of Rushden coming together to witness the excitement, entertainment, energy and most of all the towns beautiful display of lighting.

Rushden Hall Pensioners Club

If you are a pensioner and at a loose end on Tuesdays, come and join us at Rushden Hall between 2pm and 4pm.

Have a laugh, learn at leisure from one of our many guest speakers, stuff yourself silly at our annual dinner, win prizes at bingo or play whist.

Please see the Rushden Hall Pensioners Club website for more details.