Ash Parish Council


Ash Fun Day 2006

Saturday 22nd July 2006, saw the Ash Fun Day, organised by the Parish Council on the Ash Recreation Ground.

Events got underway in the morning with the judging of the flower and vegetable competition. There was also a children's themed painting competition based on flight. This was supported by local schools and judged by Michael Gove, the Member of Parliament for Surrey Heath.

The Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Angela Gunning accompanied by Councillor Nigel Manning, the Chairman of Ash Parish Council, officially opened the Fun Day.

Cllr Nigel Manning, Chairman of Ash Parish Council and The Mayor of Guildford Cllr Angela Gunning welcoming everyone

Crowds at the Fun Day

The Radio Frimley Park Hospital Team compered the main festivities, and the D.J. s, with their humour and imaginative choice of music, did a brilliant job, of getting people to join in with the swing of things.

Due to rain the first displays by the Playmakers and the Godalming School of Dance were performed in the main hall of the Ash Centre but the Mayflower Morris Dancers and a second display by the Ash Playmakers were able to perform outdoors.

Godalming School of Dance

Godalming School of Dance

The Playmakers

Mayflower Morris Dancers

Michael Gove MP presented certificates to the winners of the Art, Flower and Craft competitions.

There were numerous stallholders who represented various groups from in and around the village. They were there to either raise money for charity, or to promote and raise awareness of their particular activities. The feedback confirms they had a great day.

Michael Gove with one of the winners of the Art competition

Michael Gove with the winners of the Flower Arranging competition

Michael Gove with the winner of the Handmade Jewellery competition

Also present were the traditional selection of refreshments, a burger bar, ice cream, candy floss and not forgetting, the beer tent. For the children there were a variety of rides and games.

Once again the Fun Day was an enormous success, although dampened for the first hour. Ash Parish Council would like to thank all those volunteers, councillors and staff who gave up their time, to give everybody a very enjoyable day.

Flower arrangement competition.

Pictures entered into the painting competition.

Craft competition