Necton Festival 2017 was a great success despite the rain and entirely due to the work of all the great volunteers who gave their time, enthusiasm and energy into making this event happen.
We had a dedicated event management team who brought the vital ingredients together, sourcing sponsorship, planning layouts, securing bands, negotiating with contractors, building the site, all the less-glamorous but essential elements in the months leading up to the event.
On the day, we had wonderful stewards who ensured people parked safely, sold tickets, issued wristbands, managed the entry gate, looked after the performers, monitored safety on the field and generally helped in whatever was needed to provide a good and safe event for all who attended. Everybody’s good work and good humour made the day flow to the beat of the music.
As with any great event, there’s always the tidy-up; people stayed on well after the gates closed to litter-pick, dismantle equipment and secure the site. This tidy up continued the following day with dismantling of gazebos, stage screening and fencing, making sure the contracted equipment was made ready for collection during that coming week.
We want to say a BIG Thank You to all the following people who all played a vital role in making this a great event:
Event Management Team – Paul Young, David (Scooby) Whitehair, Gabbie Joyce
Stewards and other volunteers on the day – Helen Phoenix, Amanda Wright, Stuart Sharman, Nigel Wilkin, Jean Bass, Denise Axham, Fraser Bateman, Joe Sisto, Phil Hayton, David Matthews, Ian Thompson, Frank Stopp and Adam Manly.
Around the site, there were other local residents who contributed to the success of the event; the volunteers of the Sports & Social Club who rang the bar, our local Butcher Andy who ran the hog roast and Ken Tarling who provided professional light and sound services.
We had sponsorship from local companies, The Windmill Necton, Westcotec, Cottonworld, White Ash Design, Necton Management Ltd and Steward Safety Supplies, plus a grant from Necton Parish Council.
And, yes, there will be a Necton Festival 2018 – the date is Saturday, 21 July 2018. If you would like to sponsor this local event, please contact our Parish Clerk.