Liberation Day

Liberation Day returns this Wednesday!

After a two-year absence due to Covid-19, we are pleased to announce our popular Liberation Day event is back.

A free afternoon for our wonderful 60-plus South Derbyshire residents to celebrate makes a triumphant return next month - this time it will be outdoors (Maurice Lea Memorial Park, Church Gresley) with a new time and date.

On Wednesday 18 May (1.30 - 4.00pm) senior residents will be able to enjoy live 'big band' music, tea and cake, advice, information from guest speakers and taster sessions from local services in what promises to be our biggest Liberation Day event to date.

The taster sessions and information available will focus on over 60's staying healthy, active and safe within our fun and social environment. With representatives from the Police and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue service, as well as other local organisations such as Age UK and Energy Advice, being available to offer advice and information.

This year will include a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee theme - a great opportunity to get dressed up and commemorate, socialise and celebrate in style.

Ashby ‘Little’ Big Band will be providing our Big Band entertainment throughout the afternoon and you’ll also have the opportunity to try out bowling, croquet, silk painting and more!

Although booking lines have now closed, residents over the age of 60 are still more than welcome to come along and enjoy the live music and free information from the many service providers attending.

Don’t forget that this is an outdoor event, so wear appropriate and comfortable clothing and footwear. We will have limited seating and refreshments available at the park, so feel free to bring with your own chairs, rugs and refreshments with free parking for all across the road at Gresley Common.

If you have any other queries or questions, please contact


A flavour of what to expect on 18 May.