Dancers and staff from Aim2B Dance School in Leyland joined The Mayor & and Mayoress of South Ribble, Cllr Harry Hancock and Marion Hancock, at the Civic Centre in Leyland to collect their award and certificates for winning the ‘Committee’s Choice Best Float’ award for the 2019 festival parade.

Their impressive Cats inspired float wowed the committee with its creativity and attention to detail.

During the presentation, the dancers were asked to help launch the date for Leyland Festival 2020 - it was confirmed that the popular family event will return on June 20.

Festival Committee chairman Tony Harrison said: “They did a great job of helping us to announce next year’s festival date, and we are delighted to confirm that Leyland Festival will be back once again in 2020. The Festival goes from strength to strength each year thanks to the continued support we get from local groups and businesses. Leyland festival is always a real community effort and 2020 will be no different.

Tony added: “It was great to have so many of the dancers from Festival day with us to receive their award and certificates. They created a real show-stopping float that perfectly captured our ‘Musicals’ theme.”