Make us proud of the gala parade

THERE is still room for community groups, businesses, schools or any other groups who wish to take part in this year’s procession.

So far three bands have expressed an interest and students from Park Lane School at Exley are among the groups taking part. There are also two or three floats.

Organisers are extremely keen to hear from walking groups or they can just turn up on the day.

Those taking part are asked to meet at the Halifax Road end of Garden Road, near the Lane Head Recreation Ground, from 12.30pm in time for the procession leaving at 1pm.

From there the procession will follow the usual route along Lightcliffe Road to Waterloo Road, down Halifax Road, through the town centre along Commercial Street and out to Bradford Road and Wellholme Park.

“We are looking forward to it. We did do very well last year with walking groups and we are hoping the same charity groups will come along again,” said organiser Bob Parker. “I have no aversion to people trying to promote themselves in Brighouse and encourage as many people to get involved.”

They would also like to see crowds of people watching as the procession makes it way down to the gala field.

Anyone interested in taking part in the procession can contact Mr Parker on 01484 388596.