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Bedale Festival - A great day out for all the family!

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Bedale Festival takes place this Saturday, 30th June 2012.

The Festival is one Bedale’s main events; attracting over 1000 people from the local community!

The fun starts with an Olympic themed parade at 11am which leaves the Benkhill Drive bus park, led by the St Chads Scout Band; before travelling through Bedale to the park for judging.

Aiskew Under 5’s preschool will be be joining in the parade again to compete for the ‘Ray Calvert Trophy’. Last year’s theme for the parade was 'Local Occupations'; with the Flower Shop winning the trophy and first place; decorated by the Rainbows.

This year’s judges include Clr Amanda Coates (Mayor of Bedale), Mrs Annette Sowden (Headteacher of Bedale Primary School) and Mr Martyn Coombs (rtd Head of PE, Football Coach and D & S Times reporter).

The Festival continues after the parade; taking place in Bedale Park, which is located next to Bedale Hall. The Festival promises a fun day for all the family, including a fair, refreshments, fire engines, a police community vehicle, the Wensleydale Railway, martial arts, a cycle display, circus skills, dance workshops, birds of prey, fundraising stalls and much more!

There will also be the usual Car Boot Sale in Bedale Park from 8am with the Bedale Scout & Guide Group being the beneficiary charitable organisation of the day.

Bedale Festival is Bedale Scout & Guide Group’s main fundraiser and monies raised go towards running costs and the building fund for the new Scout & Guide Building which they hope to start building soon.


The Beckside Project; Bedale Scout & Guide Building

The Beckside Project was set up last year, with the aim of replacing the existing hut on the banks of Bedale Beck with a brand new £375,000 eco-friendly, wood-clad scout hut and community facility that can also be used by other community groups.

Some of the major contributors towards the project have been Bedale Town Council, Aiskew Parish Council, R and R Ice Cream, The Rectors Four and 20 fund, Bedale Chamber of Commerce and proceeds from the sale of the book ‘Reflections of Bedale.’ Anybody who would like to support the project can email [email protected] .


Bedale Scout & Guide Group

Bedale Scout & Guide group currently includes around 150 local children who attend Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers and enjoy the various activities the leaders voluntarily provide. To find out more about the group, vist their Facebook page at or email [email protected] .


Bedale Town Council

Bedale Town Council support the Festival financially and provide Bedale Park as the venue for the event. They are also responsible for local Car Boot Sales. To find out more about Bedale Council, the Town Market, Car Boot sale, council minutes and more, view their page on BedaleOnline at

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