SUTTON on Sea residents are determined to show their pride as the place aims to showcase all that is good about it next weekend.
The event, organised jointly by Neighbourhood Management and the Meridale Centre, has officially launched the Pride in Sutton scheme with a number of initiatives planned to celebrate the village.
Residents are being urged to tidy up their streets and businesses have been supplied with Pride in Sutton window discs to show their support.
Groups, societies and individuals can get involved in any way they choose, ranging from painting a fence to offering their time at the event. Many groups have already begun to do their bit for the event, with Sutton Cricket Club busy tidying their pitch and the Scouts doing some work at the Acre Gap nature reserve.
The Pride in Sutton event takes place on Saturday, July 16 at the Meridale Centre from 10am when everyone is invited to see the Sutton pride flag raised.
John Monk, Meridale Centre manager, said: “The event is a brilliant opportunity for everyone to display their individual or collective pride in the place where they live. As everyone is so busy living their lives, we often take for granted our surroundings and the beauty and quality of Sutton.
“We would welcome as many people as possible to be at Meridale at 10am to see the Sutton Pride flag being raised.”
It is worth noting that the following Sunday, July 24, is the Sutton on Sea Horticultural Show from 1.30pm. Dorothy Baker will officially open the event and present competition trophies at 3.30pm. Residents within a five-mile radius of Sutton can still enter the best garden category. More information can be found at the Meridale Centre and Watson’s Home Hardware.
For more information about the Pride in Sutton day or to get involved contact John Monk on 01507 441481.
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