Burton Latimer prepared for annual duck race

Event co-ordinator Maureen Jerram and Linden Homes sales executive Eileen Irwin
Event co-ordinator Maureen Jerram and Linden Homes sales executive Eileen Irwin

One of the biggest days in Burton Latimer’s calendar is nearly here.

The town’s annual duck race is taking place on Sunday, June 28, and promises to be fun for all the family.

As well as the race itself – which sees hundreds of plastic ducks released into the river – there will be bouncy castles, canoe rides, pond dipping, tractor rides and various charity stalls.

These all take place in the pocket park, where there will also be a fete, live music, a beer tent and a barbecue.

All the proceeds from the fete will be used to support the pocket park and the Burton Latimer Scouts.

Developer Linden Homes, which is building the Centurion Grove development off Kingfisher Way, has thrown its support behind the big day by meeting the cost of printing the thousands of leaflets promoting it.

Linden Homes regional sales manager Warren O’Callaghan said: “We recognise what a very important date the duck race is in the local social calendar, and one which is greatly supported by the local community.

“As ‘newcomers’ to the town, we are delighted to be involved in some way and look forward to joining the community for the event next month.”

Duck race co-ordinator Cllr Maureen Jerram said: “Our huge thanks to Linden Homes for their generosity in helping with the leaflet for the event, which we know will once again attract many people from the town and further afield.”