Hockley Parish Council

 

If you are viewing this website on an iPad or Android tablet, press and hold the headings in the top row to access the drop-down menus

 

 

 

  Hockley Christmas Lights Street Event

 

HOCKLEY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2018 3PM TO 6PM SPA ROAD HOCKLEY

Volunteers required to help during the afternoon. All enquiries to the Parish Office 01702 207707.

               STALLHOLDERS: The Parish Council is now taking bookings from stallholders for the Christmas Lights Street Event.

                    Please contact the Parish Office or Cllr Sue Martin on 01702 202750  if you wish to reserve a stall

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Hockley Christmas Lights 2017

The council wishes to send a big thank to all the volunteers, performers, traders, emergency services and the community of Hockley for supporting the Hockey Christmas Lights Switch on.   We had around 3000 people turn up and although it was a very chilly afternoon the good humour of the community and the antics of our ‘Reel’ characters from UK Garrison helped kept out the cold. Thanks to everyone’s generosity the event raised over £3000 for local charities.  The Children’s Colouring Competition attracted a massive 243 entries this year and the winners were judged by Geraldine Warrens.   Hockley Chamber of Trade will be donating £1 for each entry received to Little Havens Hospice.    All the entries will be displayed at the library over the Christmas and photos will be posted shortly.

Competition Winners & Chairman

Winners entries displayed in the library

Winners switched the lights on with the help of our UK Garrison 'Reel' Characters.

Hildale Academy of Performing Arts

Santa & Elves at the Library Grotto

Essex Police Cadets meet Deadpool!

Plumberow Academy on stage

 

Hockley Primary School Choir

 

Please click here for Flyer

June 2017:  The Festive Lights Committee are moving forward with the arrangements for this year's Christmas Lights event. Stall Bookings are being received and the schools and other local groups are getting ready to entertain again on stage.  We have received offers of help from the community and are working on some new ideas for you to enjoy during the afternoon.  If you would like to have a stall or be involved please contact the Parish Office on 01702 207707.

Hockley Christmas Lights – Street Event is back!

The Parish Council are pleased to announce that it has agreed to host the Christmas Lights Street Event on Saturday 25th November this year.

We thought you would like to know something about how an event of this size is managed.    We regularly attract some 2500 visitors on the day so before we can start on the fun bits we have to make sure we have all the formalities in place to obtain the licenses and permissions which every public event has to comply with now. Once this is underway we can concentrate on the installation of the lights in Spa Road, Southend Road and Broad Parade. These are funded by the council and switched on at the Street Event, staying up until New Year.   Health and Safety is a high priority and is hitting all public events hard now, so we have called upon professional advice and guidance.  Crowd control for the event is important to ensure everyone is safe should an emergency occur. We rely on volunteer councillors for crowd control who, this year, will be supported by a security company to control traffic.  Rayleigh Mill and Rochford Rotary have also kindly agreed to help us out.

We know from your feedback that you enjoy a family event with market stalls which give charities and our local independent businesses an opportunity to offer ideas for Christmas gifts. The hog roast and mulled wine are also popular especially if the afternoon is on the chilly side. The Chamber of Trade supports us with sponsorship and the shops stay open in Spa Road which adds to the atmosphere.

A stage unit is brought in to give our youngsters a chance to show off their talents.   Dancers and choirs perform during the afternoon and we work with the schools to make sure they are safe as everyone has to be on the ball when excited youngsters are involved. A Children’s Christmas Colouring Competition is held at the Parish Hall and other activities are arranged to keep the young and young at heart entertained.   Christmas is not Christmas without Santa and his sleigh which is brought to the event by Rochford Rotary. The gifts are provided by the Parish Council and over 200 children visit the grotto.

The event is widely publicised with flyers and other advertising material produced in-house to keep costs to a minimum.  We hope you will come along and support the event again.   If you would like to take part in any way either by helping with the event arrangements, performing on stage or having a stall please let our Clerk Kate Smiles know on 01702 207707.

 

 

 

Copyright Hockley Parish Council (c) 2016.

Contact 01702 207707. enquiries@hockley-essex.gov.uk. 58 Southend Road. Hockley SS5 4QH

nike air max pas cher louboutin pas cher nike air max pas cher louboutin pas cher hogan outlet giuseppe zanotti pas cher hogan outlet louboutin pas cher louboutin pas cher nike air max pas cher moncler pas cher canada goose pas cher louboutin pas cher ugg pas cher hogan outlet woolrich outlet hogan outlet woolrich outlet nike air max outlet online replica ray ban outlet moncler outlet peuterey outlet giuseppe zanotti pas cher moncler pas cher Sac Michael Kors Pas Cher hogan outlet hogan outlet hogan outlet hogan outlet hogan outlet hogan outlet hogan outlet hogan outlet ray ban outlet Gafas Ray Ban Gafas Ray Ban outlet Ray Ban Outlet Ray Ban Outlet Gafas Ray Ban Baratas Online Comprar Ray Ban Baratas EspañA Comprar Gafas Ray Ban España Outlet Gafas Ray Ban outlet Ray Ban outlet España Ray Ban outlet España Ray Ban baratas Zapatillas Nike Air Max 2018 Baratas Air Max Thea Baratas Outlet Air Max Baratas Zapatillas Nike Baratas Zapatillas Nike Air Max Comprar Online España cheap oakley sunglasses ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban sunglasses sale cheap ray ban aviator sunglasses ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban outlet ray ban sunglasses for women ray ban outlet fake oakley sunglasses ray ban sunglasses Cheap Ray Bans Cheap Ray Bans Cheap Ray Bans Cheap Ray Bans Cheap Ray Bans ray ban outlet ray ban outlet Ray Ban Outlet Ray Ban Outlet Ray Ban Outlet ray ban outlet Ray Ban Outlet