Village Fete - 8 July at Sotwell House
Once again, David and Jenny Dobbin have very kindly offered to host the Village Fete. Donıt forget to put the date in your diary. We expect that all the usual stalls and activities will be there. Look out for more details, as well as the schedule and entry forms for the Flower and Produce Show, in the next edition of The Villager. The committee is always looking for new ideas, and particularly clubs and societies in the village who would like to run a stall, competition or display. As long as it is an activity that we feel villagers will be interested in or enjoy, we will be very happy to accommodate it.
Although I reported on the Christmas hamper distribution in the last edition of The Villager, I have been asked to explain in more detail our policy and practice for what has become an annual activity.
The hampers are paid for from the profits made at the Carol evening, sometimes with the addition of other funds from the Community Association or other village organisations. The value of each hamper is set by the committee, based on the funds we have available. The criteria for receiving them is simple: all villagers over the age of 70 are eligible, except of course those people who have expressed a wish to not receive one. We try to make the hampers more about providing treats than necessities. Brightwell Scouts have, for a number of years, very kindly distributed the hampers.
As with all Community Association activities, our approach to the provision of Christmas hampers has developed over time and is by no means set in stone. We are always keen to hear what other villagers (and particularly recipients) feel about them, and we do get many letters of thanks expressed to the whole village. Why not write to The Villager if you have a view
Village Quiz evening - STOP PRESS
The Village Quiz evening attracted 14 teams to the Village Hall on 11th March. Amazingly, for the sixth time the winners of the salver were the Red Lion team. It has the dubious honour of setting next yearıs questions. Out-doing the Jubilee Pavilionıs performance will be a challenge. As last yearıs winners (after only its second year as an entrant) the Jubilee Pavilion team put on a brilliant multimedia performance. Never have the results been gathered and delivered so fast! As ever, the evening was a great success, helped enormously by the efforts of Caroline Oakley and her team of cooks.