Event sizzles in spite of the clouds
LYDE Green’s fourth annual Summer Sizzler saw families come out in their droves to celebrate their community.
Taking place on Saturday July 13, the event was organised by Lyde Green Community Association (LGCA) and took over the space outside the Bristol and Bath Science Park on Dirac Crescent from 11am to 4pm.
The event was the biggest yet and welcomed over 40 stands, caterers and display. Some of the stalls on offer including hair plaiting, face glitter and arts and crafts, and visitors also had the opportunity to meet LGCA, find out more information about the Lyde Green Community Centre.
Rides were provided for children by Jenkins Amusements and proved extremely popular, especially the unique water orbs which lots of smaller guests were queuing up to try.
The scouts delighted with a camp style cooking fire, making smores in the traditional way, while St James’s church provided fabulous free crafts. The event was crowned by the ever popular Vets4Pets dog show, which sadly had to be cancelled last year due to the heat, but was back with even more participants of the four-legged kind. In addition, live music was also provided by local performers.
There was also a host of refreshments on offer for residents to enjoy, with pizzas from Pizza Adore, a hog roast, and hot drinks from Coffee at Lyde. As a result of having so many delicious food choices of offer, a number of sell-outs were reported and a bar was provided by the local Rotary club.
The organisers told the Voice that the event displayed the new development at its finest, welcoming talent to the stage and offering families the chance to join the Emerson and Lyde communities in a fun-filled day full of smiles.
Commenting on the event, Sadik Al-Hassan, Deputy Mayor of Emersons Green Town Council, said: “It was great to see so many people at this year’s Sizzler. The LGCA team did an amazing job organising and with the help of volunteers made a fantastic day despite some bad weather early on.
“I and some of my fellow councillors really enjoyed the opportunity to talk with residents about what the town council is focussing on at the moment like our summer events for children and the development of a Bee Corridor in the area. A massive thank you to everyone involved as events like this are what make our area a great place to live.”
The next Summer Sizzler is set to take place on Saturday July 1, 2020 – put the date in your diary!
Photos: Chris Taylor