Beaconsfield Now! previously known as the Awareness Day, is a key event in the Beaconsfield Society’s diary. This family-friendly event on the Council Green brings together a host of local amenity groups, special interest organisations and charities, so that residents can find out what is happening in town and how to get involved.
On 26 May, a gloriously sunny Saturday, Beaconsfield Now!2012 drew in a large crowd.
The event was opened by TV presenter and local resident Dr Michael Moseley with the Mayor, Graham Corney and Town Crier Dick Smith. The Fire Brigade, St John’s Ambulance and local police were great attractions, with visits to the Fire Engine and a chance to try out ‘resuscitating Annie’.
We had live music from Beaconsfield School’s Rock Group and the BeaconsfieldHigh School Jazz band, the Beaconsfield Guides fed and watered us, and the 4th Beaconsfield Scout Group challenged us with a mini Roman catapult and a treasure hunt. There was also a bouncy castle to keep the kids happy and witches from Macbeth, courtesy of the Chiltern Shakespeare Company, quietened the children excited from their Bouncy Castle and Pirate Slide exploits. That was just the beginning. There was so much to do and see and the Green was buzzing right up to closing time at 1.00 pm.
The Beaconsfield Society is most grateful to all those who participated in Beaconsfield Now! 2012, whether as stall holders, entertainers, visitors or sponsors. Special mention must be made of the Frost Partnership which was our principal sponsor and who helped in many ways beyond the finance involved.