This is a big thank you to everyone of you who helped make the Flackwell Heath Lights and Carols so successful and special yesterday.

Over 100 children came to visit Santa in his specially constructed Grotto in the Community Centre’s Sarney Room and, we think, during the afternoon upwards of 500 people were around and about, participating in one or more elements of the festivities.

More people than last year, a real village event. Thanks to all those who helped throughout the day, plus the young people who helped entertain us at the Children’s Christmas Party – the dancers from Anna Rose and the Brownies and their festive songs. A big thank you too to Mrs Patel – please can we have your recipes? Your snacks are wonderful! Thank you.

Here’s a few photo’s of some of the fun, and entertainment, including some of the entries to the children’s colouring competition (the winners get to turn on the Christmas Tree lights).