BANDSTAND Sessions in The Sele have been been hailed a success by town councillors.

The new town council funded the Sessions with its partner Core Music, which organised the performers.

Mayor Derek Kennedy said: “Over 200 people have regularly attended bringing picnics or food from local takeaways to enjoy the free live music. It’s been fabulous to bring people together again after a year of lockdown.

"One of the main objectives of the new town council is to be community focussed and bring life into the town centre. We hope to continue the Sessions next year and make them bigger and better."

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Councillor Penny Grennan has also played a key role in organisation.  She said: “We wanted to see public space such as the bandstand used for pleasure and bringing people together.

"As a musician myself and having played with my band The Cherry Pickers it was great to get back on-stage and perform to a live, appreciative audience.”

The Bandstand Sessions had their first event on 6 July with The Often Herd opening it all up. Bands have played every Thursday evening and Sunday lunchtime since and the Sessions will end on Sunday, September 12.