Ash Parish Council


Ash Fun Day 2010

The 2010 Ash Parish Fun Day was held on Saturday 14th August. The event once again being organised by the staff of Ash Parish Council and held at the Ash Centre and adjacent Recreation Ground in Ash Hill Road, ash.

The weather was not as kind to us this year as it was last year, it was relatively dry until about a quarter past four when unfortunatley the heavens decided to open with a heavy downpour together with thunder and lightening.

The days events got under way with the judging of the flower, vegetable, flower arranging, baking and craft competitions. The number of entries were up this year compared to last year. For a list of class winners click here. Class Winners.

The Class winners, together with the second and third placed entries will receive their certificates from the Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Marsha Moseley during the Ash in Bloom 2010 awards evening in September.

The Fun Day was officially opened by the Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Marsha Moseley and Chairman of Ash Parish Council, Councillor Nigel Manning.

Following the official opening, the arena displays started a flying display by the Henfold Birds of Prey. The birds of prey making a welcome return to Ash following the very successful display last year.

A new act for Fun Day was a dance display by the Pheonix Dance Crew, who at the last minute undertook two dance displays, due to the last minute cancellation by another act.

This years finale, albeit cutailed by the downpour, was a second flying display by Henfold Birds of Prey, Eagle Owl, Honey and a Peregrine Falcon.

The Birds were abley assisted by Barry and Nicola Ryder from the Birds of Prey Centre. Ash Parish Council would like to sincerely thank the Centre who stepped in providing both a static and the very dramatic flying displays. We would also like to thank all the children who braved Honey's talons during the display.

Once again The Frimley Park Hospital Outside Broadcast Unit, led by Terry Joy, performed a magnificent job of compering the main arena events and also making an appearance in the arena with a dance and games se ession and Ash Parish Council would like to thank them accordingly.

Whilst the arena events were underway there were well over 30 different stalls, stands and displays representing various charities and local groups and organisations from in and around the village. These stalls included the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Ash U3A, 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, and of course the beer tent supplied by The Lion Brewery.

Councillor Nigel Manning officially closed the event by 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 2010 Fun Day now over the council staff can take a small break before beginning preperations for Ash Fun Day 2011. Please remember to keep returning to the Ash Parish Council Web Site for details of the 2011 event.

For more Fun Day 2009 pictures click here.

All pictures copyright Graham Bidwell