Kings & Queens of the Castle Crowned

LOCA pirates on the beach 2021 sandcastle competition

Hundreds of children descended onto East Beach on Thursday 12th August to take part in the Littlehampton Sandcastle Competition, organised by Littlehampton Town Council.

The competitors, split into three age categories, had one hour to create something to ‘WOW’ the judges and be in with a chance of scooping up some brilliant prizes donated by event sponsors Harbour Park, Bah-Humbug Sweets, Morrisons, East Beach Café and Mewsbrook Park Café.

The winners of the under five’s, judged by Councillor Andrea Turner on behalf of Councillor Billy Blanchard-Cooper was won by Wilfred and Geoffrey. The packed over five’s category, judged by Littlehampton Organisation of Community Arts (LOCA) volunteers dress as pirates was won by Aian. Lily and Fred scooped first prize in the 10 and over category, judged by the Mayor of Littlehampton Councillor Michelle Molloy.

Speaking about the annual event, Chair of the Community Resources Committee, Councillor Billy Blanchard-Cooper, said: “This  year surpassed an already high bar for creativity. Our beaches are perfect for making sand creations and it was great to see so many families enjoying themselves at the event. The imagination and skill on display was outstanding which made the judging an impossible task but thanks to my fellow judges we were able to crown this year’s Kings and Queens. A huge thanks goes out to all our event supporters, Harbour Park, Bah-Humbug Sweets, Morrisons, Mewsbrook Park Café and East Beach Café for their generous contributions.”

You can still get involved in other Town Council events such as the Town Show & Family Fun Day being held on Saturday 11th September at Rosemead Park. For more details check the website or follow ‘visit Littlehampton’ on Instagram and Facebook.