Abbots Leigh Civic Society (ALCS)


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Upcoming Events


Summer Drinks Party 

Saturday 29th June 2024


Tennis tournament



Festival in the Field

Sunday 8th September 2024


Bonfire Night

Saturday 2nd November 2024


Past Events 


Bonfire Night - Sunday, 5th November

Despite the torrential rain, there was a great attendance for an amazing evening of bonfire and fabulous fireworks display. Well done to Drew Smith (Chief Fireworks Operator) who designed and planned a spectacular and very importantly, safe display. A great night was had by all and we would like to say a huge thank you to all of our volunteers who worked so hard to make it such a success. We couldn’t do it without you and you did a great job!

Bonfire Night is the biggest event in the Civic Society’s calendar and all of the funds raised are used to pay for the event itself and to subsidise most of our other village events throughout the rest of the year. Any surplus is used to contribute to village improvements such as the children’s play equipment, the new Tree Light and the footpath. 


The Childrens Christmas Party, December 2023

This wonderful annual party was another huge success. Well done to our team of organisers - Rachael Doherty, Gabi Watson, Adri Allen, Mel King, Cathy Ascherl and Gemma Whiston, with the magical assistance of our team of Santa’s Elves; Bella, Alice, Poppy, Jorja and Grace, The children had loads of fun with the entertainer and it was rounded off with a very special visit by Father Christmas who brought a gift for every child. Thank you to Henry Burnand for persuading him to drop in!

So lovely to see lots of smiling faces and the community having a great time together.


We are working on…

New path for the Village Field

It has been invaluable to be able to gather the recent community experience and feedback from the Festival in the Field (September) and the Bonfire Night (November). This is being fed into the ongoing discussions between Parish Council and the Civic Society and will help to find possible solutions to improving accessibility to the lower parts of the Village Field. 

Help us to make the fun happen!


We are so lucky to have such wonderful volunteers who step up to help at our events and that is why they are so successful. Apart from being fun, volunteering to help is a great way to meet new people in the village. So, if you like working with a team, enjoy a laugh and being part of our lovely village community then we would love to hear from you. We always welcome suggestions and ideas so please do get in touch with Mel & Jon -

All residents of Abbots Leigh are deemed to be members of the ALCS and are thus very welcome to attend any of the events it organises. We very much hope that everyone who lives in the village see the ALCS as their Community Group.

We help to organise various activities and events, which utilise the local facilities and talents of the villagers. In particular we focus on making use of the Village Hall and the Old School Field (opposite Abbots Leigh Church on Church Road).


Committee & Contact Information

We have a committee:

  • Melanie King (Joint Chair)
  • Jon Brewer (Joint Chair)
  • Ian Larthe de Langladure (Treasurer)
  • Jane Gibbons
  • Debbie Nelmes
  • Gabi Watson
  • Adriana Allen
  • Henry Burnand
  • Rachael Doherty
  • Paulina Gillespie
  • Murray Stewart

We meets several times a year to plan events and discuss matters concerning the village. We are always looking for new people who will help with events and/or join the committee.

Any enquiries please email us here