The first Three Parishes Summer Fayre took place on Saturday and had a Village Fayre feel about it with over 60 clubs and local organisations and activities supporting the event. The Dog shows and donkey rides were very popular and the evening barn dance was attended by 60 visitors.
The Fayre was organised by Cllr Sara Schillemore and the communities team at East Hants District Council to celebrate all that’s is good about Clanfield, Rowlands Castle and Horndean. Families came together to enjoy a traditional country festival at Hazleton Farm, Horndean, packed with games, displays and stalls.
Cllr Sara Schillemore, councillor for Horndean, said: “This is the first time we have held this event and we hope to run many more in the future. We are delighted with how it went and thrilled with the turn-out with hundreds of families coming to support us. There’s a real need for an event like this to allow people throughout the area to come together and have fun and I was really excited to see how successful it was.”
Groups and organisations around the area set up stalls across the site with Butser Ancient Farm and the Women’s Institute rubbing shoulders with the Avon Valley Ferrets. Dog owners had the chance to parade their own perfect pooches at a fun dog show run by Barking Glad, while classic cars, and particularly a Gulf War 2 military Land Rover, attracted lots of attention.
The centre of the fayre featured an arena with events such as a display by the dogs of the Reedland Retrievers, as seen on Downton Abbey, and music from Achoired Taste, a Horndean-based choir. The day was capped off in fine style by a barn dance, complete with caller, with music from the popular band Squinty McGinty.
The next community Forum is on Wednesday 5th July at Merchistoun Hall from 6:30pm. The main topic is EHDC Enforcement – How and Why EHDC uses is in the district. All are welcome!
Saturday 24th June from 11am at Hazleton Farm, Horndean
A new event with something for everyone.
East Hampshire District Council is supporting a new event in our area. The Three Parishes Summer Fayre is the first of what we hope will become a regular summer event for residents living in the south of the district
This year the popular Reedland Retrievers, stars of Downton Abbey, will be starring and you can meet them personally throughout the day. There are many stalls offering entertainment for all the family and a fun, pet dog show so that you can show your own furry friend – and maybe win a rosette. A dog agility arena will allow you to test your dogs ability and there are donkey rides for children. Billy the train will be chuffing around the site and there will be entertainment in the main arena including the popular Horndean adult choir, Achoired Taste and a display by ferrets!
There will be several stalls around the ground offering a varied choice of foods, from a Hog Roast to Loaded Loaves, a meal in a roll, to Jai’s Asian Taste and a ‘fire truck’ where you can buy sweets and candy floss. Importantly for adults there is a beer tent selling beer, cider, wine, Pimms and soft drinks so that you won’t dehydrate during the day, Catherington and Clanfield WI’s will have a tea and cake stall and there will be soft drinks available.
Horndean Camera Club is a running a photographic competition and will also have a display of photographs in the marquee. We also have some classic cars and ex military vehicles to admire.
The day will finish with a Barn Dance at 1900 complete with a caller and popular band Squinty McGinty will provide the music there will be a bar to help you keep the energy levels up and a prize for the best dressed person. Tickets for the evening Barn Dance are £10 on the day, £8 if you pre book through our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/easthampshire
This free event is being supported by East Hampshire District Council and we very much hope you can come along and support us.
Horndean Parish Council welcome everyone to attend this years Armed Forces Day service on Saturday 24th June at 6:00pm in Horndean Village Square. Members of the armed forces, veterans, uniformed organisations will be attending.
Following a welcome from the Parish Council Chairman, the Reverand Rosemary Donald will lead the service Admiral Sir Geoffrey Dalton will carry out the Exhortation and Kohima Epitaph as usual.
For the keen skaters out there (The blog does have some young readers!) there is a Skate Jam at Petersfield on the 22nd July from 3pm to 7pm on the 22nd July. Free entry, turn up and go!