Party in the Park - June - Annually
Held in Pitshanger Park at the end of June each year, 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 is also our main fund raiser that we can then divert to other local organisations and causes. This event is run entirely by voluntary resources. (if you would like to help with the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
This event has lots of offer for a very modest entry of £3 per adult, free for kids. We start the day 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 Gastrodome, where local restauranteurs vie for your custom offering a range of BBQ, Hog Roast, Pimms, Strawberries & Cream and Asian and many other cuisines. Visit the Beer Tent whilst enjoying the live music which continues throughout the evening.
Browse in the Village Fayre with over 50 stalls offering everything from arts, crafts, plants, cakes, home made goods and many other activities. A new addition to the event this year is the Sports Village giving 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. Throughout the day, junior football teams battle it out on pitches adjacent to the Party In The Park showground. Let the kids loose on the climbing wall and numerous other attractions around the site.
Bring a picnic, your friends and your family and enjoy hours of entertainment on hopefully a sunny June afternoon. And finally, buy raffle tickets and have a chance of the £500 cash prize!
Light Up the Lane - November - Annually
The start of the Christmas season in the Pitshanger area is marked each year by "Light Up The Lane", (LUTL) a celebration of shopping, socialising, amusements, food, song and dance 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 close cooperation with the Pitshanger Traders.
Most of the 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.
Monday's - Weekly
The Afternoon Tea Club offers our guests enjoy lots of chat, sandwiches and lemon drizzle cake and endless cups of tea!
The club meets 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 pay £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.
We do ask you to reserve in advance, so we can get the catering right, and to do that please contact 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.