The first meeting to discuss the 2019 Bedfield Village Fete was held at the sports pavilion on Thursday the 31st January 2019. Even allowing for the very cold weather, it was very disappointing that only six members attended, with three apologies accepted.
Once again this highlights the serious problems facing the organising committee, both in keeping the fete vibrant and in actually providing the activities on the day. We already know that this year will be extremely challenging regarding the latter. For the first time ever, a serious discussion took place at the start of the meeting as to whether it would be possible to have a fete this year at all. However, it was decided to once more proceed with our plans for 2019, subject to receiving support from the village. Whilst many people are involved in the fete each year, with unsung heroes assisting in the planning, collection and many other aspects, we will need much more help on the actual fete day.
Without funds raised from the fete, the Sports Club would cease to exist, with the resultant loss to the village of the tennis court, the pavilion and even the use of our beautiful field for recreational purposes and the Gardening Club meadow. In addition, plans now in hand to relocate and replace the children’s play area, plus the pos-sibility of a second tennis court would be in serious doubt.
The next fete planning meeting will be held on Monday 11th March 2019 at the Bedfield Sports Pavilion, commencing at 2000. PLEASE attend, where any ideas for the fete will be warmly welcomed, as well as offers of help on fete day. We only need a couple hours of your time on fete day and its actually great fun.
If you can help in any way, further details can be obtained from Geoff Robinson on 01728 685425 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bedfield Christmas Bazaar 2015
Our bazaar raised £1000 which is a tremendous result.
Thank you to all who contributed in any way and helped to set up, look after the stalls or prepare and cook food and serve drinks. A special thank you to Father Christmas and Mr Ed the Shetland pony who made the day very festive and to Matthew Hicks who kindly opened the bazaar. The winner of the children's quiz was Lottie Evans, who got all the questions right, and the runner up was David Ely. Well done.