Love’s Farm community comes together for celebration
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The Love’s Farm Community Association hosted a community event with a difference on June 18.
Communities up and down the country held celebrations as part of the Great Get Together to commemorate MP Jo Cox, who was shot and killed in June 2016.
At Love’s Farm, the afternoon’s activities were part of the national initiative but also a celebration of the completion of a new community facility.
Love’s Farm is a development of more than 1,400 homes in St Neots which was first occupied in 2009. Station Square, a large public open space directly opposite the station and in close proximity to the school and shops, is the final part of scheme and is now complete.
The opening of square was marked, appropriately, with square dancing. Other activities included a dance display by the Katy North dance group, Bhangra dance and drumming by pupils of the Round House Primary Academy, storytelling, and a ribbon cutting ceremony.
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Many of the organisations which meet regularly at the community centre, from brownies and guides to the WI and yoga, had stalls at the event, which was attended by hundreds of residents of the development and the surrounding area.
More than 30 musicians combined to form the Love’s Farm Band. They performed two renditions of the Beatles’ All you Need is Love.
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Helene Tame, Love’s Farm community chaplain and event organiser, said: “The success of the event is recognition of the strength of community in Love’s Farm – one which in the last seven years has led to the creation of an extremely proactive community association and a wonderful brand new community centre, Love’s Farm House, which attracts people from across St Neots and the surrounding villages with its wide programme of events and excellent facilities.
“The now complete Love’s Farm with its range of attractive open spaces is recognised for its strong sense of community as was clearly demonstrated at the event.”