Ben Lui hosts annual summer fete

Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.

Published at 23:23 on 17 July 2015

Ben Lui Drive

The fete took place last Sunday. Picture: Scott Campbell for Cumbernauld Media.

AROUND 400 people are said to have visited the sheltered housing complex at Ben Lui Drive, last Sunday (12th July), as the street hosted its annual summer fete.

For the close-knit community, the annual fete is a chance for residents and their families to show off their skills, with a number of stalls occupying the pavements circling the Link sheltered housing complex on the day.

Held between 12noon and 4pm last Sunday (12th July), this year’s summer fete boasted a variety of stalls, including a home-baking stall, flower stall, a bric-a-brac stall and more besides.

Visitors to the fete were also able to visit a special tea room, set up in one of the complex’s bungalow houses, or even grab something warm to eat from the barbeque that filled the air with the upmost tempting aroma of burgers and hotdogs. 

In previous years, the community’s summer fete has been officially opened, such as in 2013 when then Labour MP, Gregg McClymont welcomed visitors and declared the fete open. 

This year, the formalities were done away with and visitors were free to browse the stalls as soon as they unpacked.

Estimates from the day suggest that around 400 people attended the community event, which was treated to live music from a DJ, as well as a tombola which more people seemed to win than lose.

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