Belper’s Winter Food & Real Ale Festival is rapidly becoming an event not to be missed. Many hundreds of folk poured in to the town centre and consequently there were many tired little ones in their parents wake.
Folks from across the churches under the banner of Hope for Belper were on hand for a third year to provide the opportunity for kids to enjoy some Christmas related crafts – tree decorations, cards and masks galore were produced and there have never been so many Marys, Josephs and Shepherds wondering the high street!
Hope for Belper Street Angels were also at the stand, chatting about their support for people finding themselves vulnerable in the wee small hours of a Friday night in town.
It was again a privilege to come alongside the council in working for and loving our town together.
Gareth Greenwood – Chair