Community gala promotes resident cohesion

Carholme Councillors Neil Murray, Karen Lee and Robert Parker are organising the event

Lincoln West End residents are set to host the third Carholme Community Gala, an event meant to ease tensions between city residents and students.

The area is popular with students who want to live in private accommodation close to the campus, but residents complained about some students’ loud behaviour at night on numerous occasions.

The event is a partnership between local councillors, the Carholme Community Forum and the University of Lincoln, and will take place on September 24 from 12pm at St. Faith’s CE Infant School and on the West Common.

Organisers are still looking for contributions from local residents, groups and businesses, which could include live entertainment from local performers, food, or sporting activities and challenges.

The gala will also play host to the a new Lincoln Rounders Extravaganza, a tournament for teams of families, friends and housemates to take each other on in the childhood classic game.

The community gala is arranged by Carholme Councillors Neil Murray, Karen Lee and Robert Parker with the University of Lincoln and its Students’ Union.

City Councillor for Carholme Ward Neil Murray said: “I’m really pleased the University and Students’ Union are getting involved and I hope to see lots of student residents on the day as well as lots of mums, dads, grannies and granddads.”

Kayleigh Taylor from the University of Lincoln Students’ Union said: “Working more closely with the local community and making sure students are fully integrated members of that community is essential for us.

“We are hoping to see the biggest Carholme Community Gala ever with a whole host of activities for residents to take part in,” Taylor added.

Source: University of Lincoln Students’ Union