Welcome to our team...
Wickford Community Events is a committee of local people who love Wickford and want to see the community spirit thrive
We are a group of volunteers chaired by Eunice Brockman with ambitions to bring more to our town by arranging events such as the Wickford at Christmas Street Fair and other events and initiatives during the year.. Meet the committee in our blog here
The committee organises the installation, repair, running and storage of the Christmas lights for Wickford and is continuously raising funds to buy new lights for the town. We also put together the Wickford at Christmas Street Fair - we look forward to welcoming you on Sunday 24th November 2019, from 12pm
Check back for details of our future events and initiatives.
Frequently asked questions
Why does Wickford need help with Christmas lights?
We would absolutely love to have Christmas lights like Regent and Oxford Street, but they have budgets in the millions. Something we are not gifted with.
There are limited councils funds so the committee of volunteers give up a large amount of time throughout the whole year to raise funds for the lights and event. We have to work with Essex County Council, Basildon Council, local businesses and many contractors just to get the lights put up.
If we want new lights on the light columns these cost in the region of £200+ per fitting and for a cross street display is upwards of £1,000. With these kinds of costs, you can see why improving them is not going to happen quickly. Click here to find out more about the finances.
The committee also organises the annual Wickford at Christmas Street Fair, this year on Sunday 24th November 2019.
We can’t do it alone though, we need your help too!
What is the plan for new lights?
For plans and a financial update read our blog
How can I help?
Donate: Online here
Volunteer: Apply to be on the committee or to help at the Wickford at Christmas Street Fair. Click here for more information
Sponsorship packages are available...find out more here
Take a stall at the Street Fair. Click here to apply
When does the Wickford at Christmas Street Fair take place?
Sunday 24th November 2019 from 12pm on Wickford High St.
It’s free to attend but we welcome any donations on entry to help raise funds for the event and lights.
In 2018 more than 5,000 came to browse the stalls, listen to local musicians and choirs, visit Santa, see the parade, sip on mulled wine and much more.
How can I keep up to date?
Our blog will be updated with the latest information but you can also get social!
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How can I contact the committee?
Details are on our contact us page