West Everton Community Council Celebrates Its 50 Years of Service
‘ West Everton Community Council, established on 1st May 1969, celebrated its 50th year on 14th September 2019. It was made possible for us to have a wonderful afternoon by the generosity of a National Lottery – Awards for All Grant. A fire in 2015 left us with no resources so, with the Lottery money, we bought a wonderful Marquee, a huge Bouncy Assault course, tables and chairs which we will be able to use repeatedly in the future. The money also funded our decorations, music equipment, food and special cake!
Live musical performances entertained us all, including a musical duo from the Liverpool Philharmonic, ex-Shewsy member, Johnny O’Connell playing alongside Jane Corbett, a Ceilidh band and Latino Blues to name but a few.
Transform Theatre Company researched WECC’s history and wrote a stunning, amusing and moving piece of drama, which they performed repeatedly throughout the afternoon, to much acclaim.
Everyone had a wonderful time, with face painting, tombola and a raffle, chalking a HUGE 50 on the ground, watching the drama, listening to music and reminiscing on old times by looking at the picture display in the Centre.
We also admired our new raised bed in which to grow herbs, fruit and vegetables, made by local enterprise, Urban Workbench. With a few more beds dotted around the community, we hope to be able to grow and share some fresh food. Watch this space!
We welcomed everyone in the community, and others who have supported WECC over the years. We were able to say thank you to all our supporters. Here’s to the next 50 years!’