The first ever Ash Parish Council Village Fete was held on Saturday 18th June.
This new event was organised by the staff and councillors of Ash Parish
Council and held at the Ash Centre and the adjacent Recreation Ground
in Ash Hill Road, Ash.
The weather could have been better but it did stay dry throughout the afternoon.
The event was
officially opened by the Chairman of Ash Parish Council, Councillor Nigel Manning.
The days various events got under way with the
judging of the various flower, vegetable, flower arranging, baking and craft,
including a photographic class, competitions.
The show class winners, together with the second
and third placed entries will receive their winning certificates
during the Ash in Bloom 2016 awards evening to be held in October.
This year saw for the very first time ever in Ash Ferret Racing, with various races throughout the afternoon.
The Radio Frimley Park Outside Broadcast
Unit, performed a fantastic job in providing a running commentary and music throughout the afternoon, and
Ash Parish Council would like to thank them accordingly.
There were many different different stalls, stands
and displays representing various charities and local groups and
organisations from in and around the village. These stalls included
the Ash Floral Club and Ash Grange Childrens Centre, Churches Together, the RSPCA Charity Shop, the Phyllis Tuckwell Shop to
name but a few.
The Churches Together stall and the Reverend Neil Lambert were kept very busy throughout the afternoon with their Pancake making, which included
Pizza pancakes which were hot and spicy. Speaking of hot we must also thank Ash Grange Sure Start Childrens centre for arrange the roving circus workshop which include a fire juggler.
included a BBQ run by the Farnborough Rotary Club and of course the beer and wine tent supplied by Ash Parish Council and operated on our behalf by members of the Ash and Blackwater Valley Rotary Club .
All pictures copyright Graham Bidwell