Firstly I must thank everyone for your wishes and comments after I was awarded my M.B.E last year. It was for services to the community of Caterham and so would include the Festival. I received the award at Windsor Castle from The Queen
Well, time to start again. This will be the seventh Caterham Festival and it is going from strength to strength. Once again the Street Party won the Surrey Mirror Heart of the Community awards which will really help.
Things got a bit close two years ago year with our Funding, but a few changes to our ways of working, bringing Simon Edge in to help with the advertising and, sponsorship from Caterham Round Table. De Fest has made a difference and will ensure that we are here for a few more years.
Again, I received some wonderful feedback last year, so thank you all very much for your kind words
Thank you also for the work that people have put in to organising the Festival events. The events don’t just happen, there are many people organising things, arranging things and just coming along on the day to help out. Without you all the Festival couldn’t happen.
Last year there were over 130 events. Details will appear on these pages in the coming months. Look out for the program being delivered with the Caterham Independent May edition
It is taken a few years, but the Festival logo, our Festival brand, is now recognised across the District, where you see the logo you know you will have a good time, good fun and get value for money.
A special thank you to all the staff at Tandridge Council who get many odd requests from me and assist us with many different tasks. Seven years ago I never thought we would be allowed to close the High Street,the Croydon Road or divert buses, now we dig holes in the local park!
Andy Parr M.B.E.
Chairman, Caterham Festivalby