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The weather is set fine for the weekend, and the Village Fete is coming — what could be better ? Everybody is invited to join us on the Village Green by the Parish Church, and in Flint Street, on Saturday afternoon from 1 pm onwards, for a traditional village fete. There will be lots of stalls, sideshows, food and drink (enough to please all the family), and a bouncy castle and a fire engine.

There is still time to volunteer to sell programmes, and help with stalls: please contact Tony Warris (Tel 292273). Joan O'Hare (Tel 291272) would welcome help with the teas in the afternoon, and also donations of cakes at 15 The Gables, or at St Mary's Centre in good time on Saturday morning. Tim Armitt at 41 The Gables would also appreciate bottles for the tombola.

There is no admission charge to the Fete, but there is a programme available to buy for £1, which includes a free Prize Draw ticket for lots of lovely prizes, including a Chiltern Rail Family Awayday Ticket, a meal at a local pub with wine, and vouchers from many local shops and businesses.

Teas will be available in and outside St Mary's Centre, with cakes and sandwiches, plus a beer stall, and Pimms, and a pig roast/barbecue on the Green run by Ricky and Emily Jeffrey: plus ice cream of course. (After all that, there are toilets available in St Mary's Centre and in the Church !)

Several gardens will also be open, including new this year:

  • The Granary, Manor Farm (Carolyn and David Hollick) and
  • 14 Church End (Zoe and Brian Bowman), where there will also be tea, cakes and an art exhibition

And you would be welcome again at the gardens at:

  • 16 Church End (Angela and David Truesdale)
  • 9 Church End (Margaret Walshe)
  • 5 Flint Street (Ros Welch)
  • 15 Flint Street (Cynthia and Roderick Floud), and
  • Manor Farm, Church End (Lizzie and David Banister)

Donations that you make at any of the gardens will be in aid of the Fete and Florence Nightingale Hospice. There will also be a book sale outside David and Margaret Ackroyd's house at 1 Church End.

So come along on Saturday, enjoy yourselves, and help us raise money for local causes — full details in the programme on sale as you arrive.

Please note that Aston Road and Flint Street will be closed to through traffic between 9am and 6pm on the day of the Fete.

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