There is just over five weeks until Greerton Village’s flag ship event - the Cherry Blossom Festival. This will take place on Saturday, September 22, on Chadwick Road and at Greerton Village School. The school will be running their annual Gala as their major fundraiser for the year, and the Cherry Blossom Festival will provide the opportunity for a high level of support from the wider community. Street Machines and Custom Cars will have more than 100 cars on display on Chadwick Road, and there will be entertainment and music in the Village Square. The popular annual auction will take place at 1pm, with great bargains to be had.
This is a really big, family fun day out with over 5000 people expected to flock to the festival. The weather over the last two years has been conducive for an outdoor event, and the organisers are hopeful that this year it will be a fine day again.
Local retailers will capitalise on the crowds by placing sales tables outside their shops, dressing their windows ready for the annual window display competition and generally encouraging people to their shops.
The current road works should have minimal impact on the event, as no work is being carried out on Chadwick Road at the time of the festival.