Ash Parish Council


Ash Fun Day 2008

This year the annual Ash Parish Fun Day was held on Saturday 5th July 2008 and once again took place at the Ash Centre and on the adjacent recreation ground. The event was organised by the Ash Parish Council.

After 2 years where the weather was not kind to us, this year the sun did shine for most of the day. Although a couple of gazebo's tried to join the flight path to Farnborough Airfield.

Events got under way with the judging of the flower, fruit, vegetable, flower arranging, baking and craft competitions. The overall standard of exhibits being very of a very good standard. It was pleasing to see that these competitions attracted more entries than last year, with a number of first time entrants. For a list of class winners click here. Class Winners.

The Class winners, together with the second and third placed entries all received prize certificates from Councillor Nigel Manning towards the end of the afternoon.

The Chairman of Ash Parish Council, Councillor Nigel Manning, officially opened the Fun Day after giving a short speech welcoming everyone to the event.

Following the official opening, the arena displays started with the welcome return to the Fun Day of the Sandhurst & District Corps of Drums. The Corps were followed in the arena by the children of Ash Grange Primary School performing their routine twice.

We then managed to get Winnie the Pooh to leave his Honey Pot and Tigger to stop bouncing around for the afternoon so that they could get everyone, (yes everyone as one or two parents were spotted outside the arena), dancing.

Winnie and Tigger were followed by The Briar School of Dance and The Maypole Dancers. The arena displays were rounded off by the K.A.T.S. Dog Agility Team. As in previous years the dogs and of course their handlers in showing off their agility skills proved especially popular with all members of the public.

The Frimley Park Hospital Team once again performed a magnificent job of compering the main arena events and Ash Parish Council would like to thank them accordingly.

Meanwhile outside the main arena there were over 30 different stalls representing various charities and local groups from in and around the village. These stalls included the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Ash U3A, Ash Stamp Club, Ash Grange Childrens Centre and the Ash Garden Club to name but a few.

Rounding off the entertainment other attractions included a children's mini fun fair, a burger bar, ice cream van, a candy floss stall and of course the beer tent supplied by the Dover Arms public House.

Councillor Nigel Manning officially closed the event at around 5 o'clock, after thanking all participants for taking part and the Parish Council Staff led by Clerk of the Council, Carole Olive for organising the event.

Finally with the 2008 Fun Day now over, remember to keep returning to the Ash Parish Council Web Site for details of the 2009 Ash Parish Council Fun Day.

For more Fun Day 2008 pictures click here.