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Village Fête

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


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2021 Buckland Newton Village Fete - Bank Holiday Monday 31st August 12.00 noon to 4.00


at The Gaggle of Geese

After missing holding the Village Fete in 2020 due to Covid restrictions, it was fantastic to be able to have the community join us at the Gaggle this year for the August bank holiday Monday. Thanks to the support of volunteers and stall holders, the Fete this year had a great atmosphere, and it was lovely to see everyone having a good time. A very special day with jazz, Kids Zone, craft stalls, dog show, the Tea Tent, plants, wonky vegetables, fantastic hats, coconuts, and even sunny weather! As well as being a community event, the Fete also raises funds to support local groups, good causes and village improvements. This year, pleased to report that through everyone's generous support and hard work, the day raised £2986.35. A fantastic result given how difficult it has been to run events over the last two years. The Fete Committee recently met to consider applications and ideas for how the funds could be used. We had a wide range of appeals to consider. Over the coming year the money raised from the Fete will help to support the purchase of more iPads for the school kids, better drainage at the allotments, LED lighting at the church, replacement stiles, the village fireworks evening, the ongoing provision of the village defibrillator, the Lunch Club, community transport, the Youth Club, village planters and even speed awareness. The above helps to highlight how the Fete and your support of it can make a big difference to the village. The Committee wanted to take the opportunity to thank all those who give time and support to the Fete this year; we couldn't do it without you! Look forward to seeing you all again at the Buckland Newton Fete on Monday 29th August 2022! On behalf of your Fete Committee Simon, Amanda, Susan, Alan, Kate, Andy, Kate & Susie