Ash Parish Council


Ash Fun Day 2012

Ash Parish Fun Day 2012 was this year held on Saturday 14th July. The event once again being organised by the staff of Ash Parish Council and held at the Ash Centre and the adjacent Recreation Ground in Ash Hill Road, Ash.

The weather this year was not quite as bad as last year, with rain showers on occasions during the day. The event was officially opened by a very patriotic Councillor Nigel Manning.

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

The show class winners, together with the second and third placed entries will receive their winning certificates during the Ash in Bloom 2012 awards evening in September.

The central arena events started with a fantastic display given by The Briar Dance Academy. Ash Parish Council would like to thank Anna Holmes and all of her helpers in putting on this truely wonderful display.

This was followed by a display given by the Mayflower Morris Dancers . The troupe unusal in the fact that the dancers comprise solely of ladies rather than the traditional male Morris Dancers. Their display finished off with member of the public and also staff from Ash Parish Council joining in with the last dance. The staff have not been the same since!

The Frimley Park Hospital Outside Broadcast Unit, once again performed a sterling job joining the whole afternoon together by providing a running commentary and music 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 Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Ash U3A, and the Ash Garden Club to name but a few.

Following on from the success in 2011 there was again asmall classic car display for which Ash Parish Council would like to thank all participants for bringing their cars and there was even a 1930s caravan.

Rounding off the entertainment other attractions included a burger bar and of course the beer tent supplied by The Standard of England.

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 2012 Fun Day now over the council staff can take a small break before beginning preperations for Christmas Fantasia 2012 and Ash Fun Day 2013. Please remember to keep returning to the Ash Parish Council Web Site for details of all forthcoming Ash Parish Councils.

All pictures copyright Graham Bidwell