Last week an initial meeting took place to explore the possibility of organising a summer outdoor event for Hodnet and the surrounding villages. This had been one of the more popular suggestions in the recent Parish Plan Survey for improving parish life. Parish Clerk, organised the meeting and reports on it as follows:
At the meeting there were representatives from Hodnet Scouts, Hodnet Guides, Hodnet School, Hodnet & District Gardening Club, Hodnet Working Men’s Club, Hodnet 2000 Charity, Hodnet WI and the Parish Council. We discussed having an event to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday and as there were already a few street parties arranged in the Parish for the Sunday it was decided to have a Parish / Village Fete on Saturday 11th June and make a weekend of celebrations.
The general feeling was that it was better to have a village fete that involved as many as possible of the already existing clubs, society and possibly businesses that are in the Parish so that they could be ‘showcased’ as new people moving in the the area may not even realise that these groups exist. Also there could be competitions for cakes, pictures and possible photographs in the same way as there was for the Jubilee Celebrations.
There is a further meeting arranged for 1st December at Hodnet Social Club at 7:30pm when we will discuss the quotes being sort for marques, public liability etc. and how these initial costs are going to be met.
Anyone who would like to help in putting on a summer event is invited to turn up at the meeting or to contact Jane – Tel. 07717-712315 or email