Party in the Park 2020 and Covid-19
Ealing Council took the difficult decision to cancel 2020 Ealing Summer Festivals, as well as any group events and other activities that were scheduled to be held on local authority land between the end of March and 31st July 2020. This means that Party in the Park 2020 won't be taking place on 5th July.
Watch our Facebook page for more news on our events in 2020 - and happy to take ideas (as long as they are not doing Party in the Park via Zoom....).
Info about the event: Party In The Park (PIP) is the PCA's main Summer community event which year on year becomes more popular and a great day out. It's our main fund raiser enabling the PCA to support other local organisations and causes. This event is run entirely by voluntary resources.
The event offers lots for a modest entry of £3 per adult, free for kids. The day normally starts at 1pm with a full programme on the Open Air Stage enjoying music and dance acts by local schools and other groups and continue to 9pm with live music in the beer tent. Hunger and thirst are kept at bay by the Food Court, where local restauranteurs stimulate taste buds by a range of BBQ, Hog Roast, Pimms, Strawberries & Cream and Asian and many other cuisines. The Beer Tent runs all day with live music that continues throughout the evening.
The Village Fayre offers everything from arts, crafts, plants, cakes, home made goods and many other activities. The Sports Village gives a greater focus to the many sporting activities and sporting venues open to the local community.
Other regular attractions include a magnificent Carousel and the Arena which plays host to a variety of fun activities including a dog show.
Will the lockdown end in time for us to do PIP this year? Who can tell.
Light Up the Lane - November - Annually
We are keeping our fingers crossed that we can ."Light Up The Lane" (LUTL) in 2020. It's our celebration of all that is Pitshanger and at its heart, Pitshanger Lane, through socialising, shopping, amusements, food, and entertainment for the local community.
Pitshanger Lane is home to the shops and restaurants serving the Pitshanger area, and it was the Pitshanger Traders who started Light Up The Lane. Since 2001, the PCA has run the event in cooperation with the Pitshanger Traders.
Shops in the Lane stay open, selling mince pies, mulled wine, samosas, candy floss and anything else that will raise money for charitable causes. Pitshanger Lane is closed to traffic and there will be entertainment up and down the Lane.
The tree lights - many thousands of them in the trees along Pitshanger Lane - are lit every evening during the Christmas period, cheering up the local area right through to twelfth night.
Needless to say, the weather has a part to play in any open air event that takes place in the middle of winter. Over the years we've had just about everything - wet, dry, mild, cold and even artificial snow one year. However, Pitshanger residents and traders are a hardy bunch and turn out in their thousands whatever the weather.
Mondays - Weekly
Our Monday tea club is on hold duing the Covid-19 lockdown.
We're hoping that so the Afternoon Tea Club will meet again offering our guests enjoy lots of chat, sandwiches and lemon drizzle cake and endless cups of tea!
The club met every Monday from 2-4pm in the Foyer at the Methodist Church and is open to those in the community 65+ years (not just PCA members).
Guests paid £2 per person (for sandwiches, cakes, biscuits, and beverages) and we have regular guest speakers and quizzes.
The club is a partnership of the Methodist Church and the Pitshanger Community Association. New volunteers are always welcome.
When it's up and running again, please book your space by contacting Lynda Pullman on 020 8991 5813 or email
If you have older neighbours who might not see this, please feel free to let them know about the Tea Club and pass on the reservation details.