Mayfest 2014

Maypole dancers charm Burton Leonard during Mayday festivities

Burton Leonard held it’s annual Mayfest over the bank holiday weekend providing plenty of family fun and entertainment for villagers and visitors alike.

As well as the usual Scarecrow festival which was supported with over 25 scares around the village, there were numerous stalls and activities on offer not to mention the children’s Maypole dancing on Monday; an annual feature of the village’s Mayday celebrations which as always included children from Burton Leonard C of E Primary School.

This marks the first community event since WREN generously supported the Parish Council’s drainage project to alleviate the flooding of the low green in recent years. A grant of £6100 was awarded to carry out investigation and installation of new drains which has proved successful and without which community events such as this would not be able to be held.

Councillor Marie Barker, and local resident commented ‘It has been a wonderful weekend with lots of fun hunting for scarecrows and watching the Maypole dancing. The Mayfest committee have done a great job in organising the event and it is great to have our green back to normal to use as a community facility’.

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The Mayfest Committee Members


Maypole dancers

Maypole dancers









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District Councillor Ian and Mrs Galloway and Councillor Marie Barker











The next Burton Leonard event is the annual Feast on Saturday 12th July, there will be a fancy dress parade and a fun fair on the low green – everyone welcome.

About Wren

WREN is a not for profit business that helps benefit people who live close to landfill sites, awarding grants for community, conservation & heritage projects to give a lasting legacy for future generations. Thanks also to Lister Plant Hire who carried out the excavations & drainage installation.