Father Christmas visits Willingdon at parish’s annual carol evening

Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council's annual Christmas Carol Evening
Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council's annual Christmas Carol Evening
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Crowds gathered for Willingdon and Jevington’s annual Christmas Carol Evening on Thursday (December 12).

The rain clouds held off as residents milled around the The Triangle for Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council’s annual celebrations, which saw staff at Willingdon Library provide games and activities for children and a visit from Father Christmas.

The Kingfisher Scout Band played Christmas tunes to a large crowd, who had the opportunity to browse the charity stalls before joining with members of the parish council to sing Christmas carols.

The carols were accompanied by Wealden Brass Band and there was hot food, mince pies and mulled wine on offer to help keep the crowd warm during the evening.

Parish council chairman, John Pritchett, said it was ‘wonderful’ to see so many people supporting the event, which was a ‘resounding success.’

He said: “As a parish council, we are extremely proud of our Christmas Carol Evening which has been running now in various guises since 1999, and it is wonderful to see so many local residents supporting the event.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank staff, councillors, local businesses in and around The Triangle, Willingdon Library staff and all those involved in any shape or form who contribute to making this event a resounding success.”