The annual village street parade has been confirmed for Saturday June 19th. The parade will start on Meadow Road at approximately 1.15pm and proceed through the village to Barlestone Primary School. If you live on the route please help by not parking on the road during this time. The parade will begin down Meadow Road, then enter the village centre up Newbold Road, along Main Street and then Bosworth Road to Manor Road, before joining Barton Road on the way to the Primary School.
Once the parade reaches the school, event goers will be treated to a mixture of food, drinks, fun and games throughout the afternoon. at the Summer Fete. Among these events will be a BBQ, a Year 6 Dance Display, Barlestone Bouncers Skipping Display, Shoot the Duck and Skittles. Entry costs just 50p for adults. Kids and OAPs can enter for free!
This years theme for the Street Parade is ‘The Movies’! Anyone is welcome to take part in the parade. Confirmed walkers are children from Barlestone Primary School and other village groups.
The Barlestone Street Parade is an annual event organised by FOBS (Friends of Barlestone School) and BOCA (Barlestone and Osbaston Community Association). BOCA aims to provide a vehicle to enhance the social, cultural and educational needs of Barlestone and Osbaston and also raises funds for the benefit of the community.
Recently BOCA presented a cheque for £125 to each of the ‘uniformed’ village groups (Brownies, Cub Scouts etc), donating a total of £750. In 2009 BOCA also presented a cheque for £750 to the Community First Responders as the chosen beneficiary for 2008/09.
Proceeds from the Street Parade will be used to boost the funds for the chosen beneficiary for 2010/11.