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Village Fête

Buckland Newton Village Fête takes place each year on August Bank Holiday Monday

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August 26th 2019, 1.00pm – 4.30pm at The Gaggle of Geese - Supporting our village!

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As you may be aware after last year’s very successful Fête that raised loads of money for Buckland Newton organisations and the school, almost all of the long time committee members, and volunteers decided it was time, after many years of loyal service, to step down to allow fresh faces with new ideas to take over. There was therefore a period in which the Fête’s viability for this year was in doubt as new volunteers were sought. But a new committee of 6 volunteers has been formed. Following a recent re-shuffle of roles, Simon, at The Gaggle, kindly agreed to act as this year’s Chairman with Kate Parish undertaking the Treasurer role. However, new faces are always welcome and it would be great if other members of the Buckland Newton Community would like to get involved too! One of the early decisions for the new committee was where to hold the Fête for 2019. Given that the Fête used to be hosted at the Gaggle before the pub’s period of closure, it was felt a positive move to return the Fête to the pub. The move would help to support the pub and would offer the Fête considerable savings such as marquee, toilets, etc. As initial volunteers have been hard to find, the Gaggle staff team are also on hand to help in the lead-up to the Fête. The committee feels it would be valuable to keep the village informed of plans, what to expect and how to get involved. You can expect to see updates in the next few LVN and for those of you on Facebook, keep an eye on The Buckland Newton Community group page. So what can you expect from this year’s Fête? A lot of the old favourites will still be there such as the tea tent, fun stalls, ‘stuff & things’, raffle, live music, kids activities etc. There are also a few new elements to enjoy including a craft stalls area and competitions to take part in such as best village photo, brownies & even scarecrows. The Fête committee are open to suggestions and fresh ideas. If you would like to get involved, have a bright idea or have some time to give, then just get in touch, pop in the pub for a chat or post on the Facebook page. It’s your village and your Fête....help us to make it a fantastic day & raise funds for the benefit of the village community. Simon, Kate & the Fête organising team  

Fete Extra…

Why not have some good fun this August?  Join in the crazy mid August, pre-fête, ‘Scarecrow Happening’ to help publicise this year’s Fête. You can help make it another great success by having a go at some creative scarecrow making.  They will be popping up all over place!  All styles and designs welcome. For more info call Chris on 345850.