A River Festival….

Having a festival on the River Crouch seems a good idea – and there’s one coming very soon. You can find out more on the District Council website

Join us this summer on the River Crouch!. The River Crouch Celebrations 2015 brings together eight towns and villages from both sides of the river to gather, share and create stories through arts projects that celebrate the River ? its role in the past, its present but unseen beauty, and the potential it has to benefit the community in the future.

Last summer, we explored the Lost Walks of Rochford, linking up villages and communities along the south side of the river. In January this year, lead artists, Ali Pretty and Richard White led a series of recce walks on the north side of the River; this spring our team of eight locally-based artists began working with seven schools to create their own responses to the River, and everyone on the team is now looking forward to the 100 mile public walk and celebratory event this summer.

Eight large scale silk flags, inspired and painted by people from each village, will be collected by the walkers as they pass each place, each day, on their 100 mile walk.

This will culminate in a crossing of the River Crouch from South Woodham Ferrers to Hullbridge for a celebratory Feast Day on Saturday 4 July. Join this 100 mile 8 day walk on foot or online, meet at the ghost crossings and other special places along the way.
Get involved – share stories and pictures of lost walks and ghost crossings along the River Crouch at www.facebook.com/rivercrouchfestival or https://twitter.com/crouchriverfest

There are lots of walking events planned , which could give a good motivation to go out and get some healthy exercise. It does seem a bit odd, though , that neither Rawreth nor Battlesbridge seem to get a mention or an inclusion. ..

  • You are so right Chris .I brought this up at the last Council Summit with whoever else was organising it .She thought we should be involved and I expressed an interest in it .But as per usual Rawreth is to be ignored or not recognised . We along with Rettendon Parish Council should have been there at the start as we are united in the common area called Battlesbridge at the bridgehead . I would suggest Chris you could ask questions and express our disgust at this snub to both Rettendon and Rawreth .