Biggleswade Comes Together On The Square

9th September 2021 posted in BUYERS TENANTS

While it is understandable if some people remain wary about congregating, as we move forward, it is pleasing to see local groups socialising and having fun. The Sunday on The Square event, hosted by the Biggleswade Business Community (as you’d expect, known as the BBC) on Sunday August 15 was a huge success.

The event was a way of getting town centre businesses onto the street in the hope of connecting with people and allowing residents the chance to “enjoy and discover what is on their doorstep”.

Biggleswade has a great deal to offer

At Country Properties, we love Biggleswade, and we love the community spirit. This is the sort of event that makes people feel at home, and part of something bigger. The event is important for local business, and will hopefully lead to more sales in the future, but more importantly, it helps to bring people together.

Founder of the group, Val Gascoyne, of Your Office Biggleswade, spoke to Biggleswade Today, saying; “I think it's safe to say it was a resounding success, helped without doubt by the great weather. Over 2,000 people came along to eat, drink, participate in village fete games - think smack the rat, hoops, tin can alley and buzzer - while we had Thomas the Tank engine, face painting, hair braiding and of course sweets and a bouncy castle, too. There were also several things you wouldn’t normally see on the town square, with the event having a truly unique start to the day, with Jones’ Fitness running two spin classes live in the square.”

Val Gascoyne continued by saying; “The hospitality businesses were well represented with a Pimms stand by Rosso Lounge, cakes and treats from Dee Dees vegan café, goulash from Mama Rich, pastries and pasties from Gunns Bakery, bao baps plus cocktails from Stratton House, beer, and of course a coffee shop right in the centre. There was a fantastic atmosphere with a DJ until noon, then live music for the rest of the day from Red Strokes, Helen Lester Vocals and Allie Marie Hunter."

Val concluded by saying; “This event was a huge success and shows what businesses can do when they work together. We lost track of how many times we were asked about the next one and I'm pretty sure there will be another; we're thinking December.”

The Biggleswade community deserves many more events like this

One of the most important things for an event like this is to have a plan in place to follow the event at a later time. When these events become a regular thing, they provide a much greater benefit to the community, and all being well, there will be something similar before the end of the year.

There is no denying 2020 and 2021 has been tough for many people, so having something to look forward to is always helpful. Knowing that there is something on your doorstep which brings people together and creates a stronger sense of community is very welcome, and something we love to see in and around Biggleswade.

In line with Government guidelines, our Biggleswade branch is open and our sales and lettings personnel staff are on hand to assist you.  If you have any queries or need advice on property sales and lettings then please call 01767 317799 or email