Fete Procession Announcement 2018

This year’s Dunchurch Fete procession on 16th June is under threat again.

We have had to cut back the procession as we cannot justify spending the large amount it costs to get a management company to close the road.

For almost 40 years the procession has been run by the us without a problem but over the last few years more stringent controls have been put in place by authorities resulting a ban on use of float trailers, shortening the route and having to get an outside company to manage the road closure.

Now it is the rising cost of getting the traffic management company which is the limiting factor, costing almost £1000 that the committee cannot afford.

Undeterred, we have come up with a solution : Rather than going from the church at the centre of the village using the road to the Fete field at the Village hall, the procession will be starting opposite the Dun Cow car park and going along the footpath next to the road.

Chair of the Fete Committee, Rob Collings, says :

The procession had been going on in the village for 30 years and we cannot let it fade away due to bureaucracy and cost.

The money spent on a management company to close the road will now be going to local good causes instead, but we will still have the procession, just not as big as it was and not using the road

He urged people to come out to support the procession and the fete. He added :

The revised route will be going along the Rugby Road path at 12:30 on Saturday 16th June and the Fete will be as colourful and lively as ever with the Sambassadors of Groove drum band leading us out. We have all the Village organisations walking with their floats and the fete field has all the usual stalls but also circus skills, a dog show, alpacas, cars, bands and dancers etc”.

Please support your local community, support the Village Fete.

Dunchurch Festival Group

 

Circles Network Donation

A warm thank you to everyone who attended The Big Spring Quiz 2018 in March.

We had another great turnout and as a result of the 'Heads & Tails' game during the break we were able to make a donation of £100 to Circles Network.

Well done to all involved!

 

Great Scott! It's happened again!

Local larkers have been at it again in the village and the statue of Lord John is today, a very rare sort of bear!

"Bears like Paddington are very rare. And a good thing too, if you ask me, or it would cost us a small fortune in marmalade."

Please look after this bear. Thank you.

 

Dunchurch Development Survey

A Neighbourhood Development Plan together with the (RBC) Local Plan sets out the policies against which planning applications are assessed. The Neighbourhood Plan cannot block development that is part of the Local Plan but it can shape and influence where that development can go and what it will look like.

This survey, conducted by the Save Dunchurch Action Group, is designed to help the Parish Council understand the views, aspirations, wants and needs of local people, not only in relation to the Neighbourhood Plan but more generally too.

This is YOUR opportunity to help shape our community. Please tell us what you think. 

The Survey Is Now Closed.

Thank you for your participation

 

 

2017 Projects Presentation!

Santa (DFG Chairman Rob Collings) has taken time out of his busy schedule, along with his little helper (Treasurer Fiona Stevenson) to distribute cheques amounting to £8,839 to good causes in and around Dunchurch in 2017.

Photo of the Dunchurch Festival Group's presentation to local good causes

Organisations receiving project grants in 2017 are :

  • £750 Dunchurch Junior School£750 Dunchurch Junior School
  • £750 Dunchurch Infant School
  • £1,000 Dunchurch & Thurlaston WI Hall
  • £300 Holiday at Home for Dunchurch
  • £300 St Peter's Dunchurch PCC
  • £300 1st Dunchurch Guide Unit
  • £300 Dunchurch & Thurlaston Allotment Assoc
  • £900 Dunchurch Band
  • £1,350 Dunchurch Scouts
  • £360 3rd Dunchurch Brownies

In addition we have set aside £1,500 for the purchase of Festival items for the Fete.

All this money was raised by the Dunchurch Festival group over the year with fun events including a disco, Quiz Night and the Fete.

Thank you all for attending these events and making these donations possible!

If you would like to help us out this year, please let us know - we would love to meet you!

 

Notices 

Fête 2019 Stall Bookings

We're now taking bookings for trade stalls and advertising in the free fête programme.

Please complete our booking form for all stalls.


Tables & Chairs For Hire

The Dunchurch Festival Group have available for hire 100 folding chairs and 25 folding tables suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

A returnable bond of £50 for the chairs and £100 for the tables is required in addition to the hiring fee of 50p per chair, £2 per table.

Collection & return delivery are the hirer's responsibility.

Please Contact Us to make arrangements.


Dunchurch Band Recruiting

The Dunchurch Band are recruiting for new members.

Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings 7.30pm - 9.30pm at:

The W. I. Hall, Southam Road, Dunchurch.

Contact Louise Balsom on :

01327 361564 or

07548 276993

e-mail: 

dunchurch.band100@yahoo.com


 Computer Confidence.

  • Are you confused when your grandchildren talk about the web or Google or social media?
  • Do you Panic when they speak about Apps or Facebook Friends or when they chatter on about Blogs or Cyber Bullying?
  • Would you like to learn about emails? Book a holiday online? Know how to find your photos? Do you want to Skype your family? Print off a boarding pass? Find a bargain on ebay?

Then Computer Confidence is for you!

Come to the Library at Dunchurch on Thursdays

  • Every Thursday at 11am at the library
  • Use the library computers – or bring your own laptop
  • Only £2 per session

 

If you would like to book please phone 01788 811355 or sign up in the library.

 

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