Ash Parish Council


Picnic in the Park 2012

Ash Parish Council celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with a Picnic in the Park on Saturday 9th June. Despite the bad weather in the lead up to theday, the sun shone gloriously for the whole afternoon, which contributed to the success of the event. We estimate that approximatley 500 people came along with their picnic and enjoyed the ambience of the occasion. Thank you to everyone who attended.

Special thanks from Cllr Jayne Hewlett, chairman of the Organising committee, to those who helped arrange the event, in particular Reverend Neil Lambert (St Mary's Church), Jane Morgan (U3A), Sarah jones (local resident), Jo Packman and Lesley Telford-Gillies (Community Safety Wardens), Paul Spooner (Ash Parish Councillor), all Ash Parish Council Staff, and Bridges Estate Agents for sponsorship. thanks also to local shops who decorated their windows and to those who took part on the day; Victoria Hall Committee, U3A, George Duffy, and Jenny Cole (judges, John hurr (local artist who provided artwork) and all of the Tug of War Teams. Also taking part were the Hogs Back Brewery, Alex Sanderson and helpers who ran a decorated crown stand, ladies from St Mary's church for providing the teas and coffees, David Wilde for the Balloon Modeling and Punch and Judy and finally the Play Ranger from Guildford Borough Council.

The Best Decorated Cake competition was won by the Surrey Police Local Neighbourhood Team, with Lesley Telford-Gillies taking Silver and Gillian Turner Bronze.

The Gold prize in the Best Dressed Queen competition was awarded to Stephanie Scoffield, Silver to Faith Marcus and Bronze to Rachael Tapster.

Leo Kinsella won the Gold certificate in the Best Dressed King competition with Sam Hodkin taking Silver. We would like to thank everyone for taking part in the three competitions.

All pictures copyright Graham Bidwell