Sunday, 23 June 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Best of British Fete Day - Saturday June 29 from 1pm on and around The Green
A great day is planned. All villagers and visitors are welcome to come and enjoy all the fun of a traditional Best of British fete. The Green will be fenced off and the road by the Pub closed, so it will be a safe, and secure site. Parking in a nearby field will be available. Entry is free. There will be many stalls selling bric-a-brac, cakes, plants, books, cds, jewellery and accessories, toys, bottle tombola. Also a barbeque, fete games, cream teas, drinks and icecreams from the shop, bouncy castle, games and sports for the children, The Animal man, sheep shearing. Make sure you buy tickets for the Grand Raffle which has many good, worthwhile prizes, either beforehand from The Bell or the shop, or on the day. There will be lots going on all the time including an opportunity to see how church bells are rung and to have a go in the small bell tower in The Bell car park. So, don’t miss out. The Bell will be open all day. For the evening entertainment, there will be music for dancing and a fish and chip supper. All that can’t be planned will be the weather, but the fete will be held whether there is sun or rain – a very British day! For any questions or concerns about the Fete, please contact Angela Gray on 01844 202105 or email

Concert at Long Meadow – Saturday July 6 at 6.30pm
The Saturday following the fete brings MeadowSong to the idyllic setting of Long Meadow, Dark Lane. This is a fund raising event for the Three New Bells for our Church. Songs of the Musicals and much more will be performed by international singers, Paul Shinar and Laura Fealy. Tickets cost £15 for adults, which will include a picnic supper box. There will be a raffle, barbeque, strawberries and cream and a bar. Please contact Joy Payne on 01844 208513 or email