The Beaulieu Village Fete- HELP REQUIRED
The Beaulieu Village Fete
July 21, 2018
Yes, it is that time of year yet again! Preparations are in hand for this year's Beaulieu Village Fete, which will be held on Saturday July 21 2018
We confidently expect a large number of people to attend. We have already secured the services of the TV celebrities Stephanie and Dominic Parker (stars of Goggle box an~ their own radio show) to open the Fete and to be with us during the afternoon.
The Abbey Church normally receives half of the net proceeds of the Fete (which last yer were £6,500), so the fete financially is important to us.
However, and much more importantly. it is a community event, with Church, Estate and Village working closely together.
Last year, we issued over a hundred badges and each badge was for a volunteer working for the Common Good. Stallholders are now hard at work preparing their contributions to the fete but we need your help. Here are a few ways:
Look at your bottle rack and give a bottle or two to the Bottle Stall; we will nominate collectors in the main areas of the Village and the Waterside, or you can drop your bottles at the Church or will take bottles on the morning of the fete. Each donated bottle can earn us £5,
Give books,jewellery, handbags, cakes, toys or bric-a-brac to the stalls. Please try to give things of good quality, things that you yourself might buy. With the increase in Charity Shops, coupled with the ever increasing expectations of the buying public. We can ONLY sell 'second-hand' items of good, clean, saleable quality,
Have a look around and put things by now! Here are some of the names and telephone numbers that you will need:
Bottle Store David and Gloria Knight 01590 677736
Books Richard Blyth 01590 611249
Bric a Brac- Annie Melhuish 02381 788034
Handbags-Denise Lyle 02380 893472
Toys- Ruth Crouch 02380 844253
Jewellery- Paula Norris 01590 626209
Cakes Jo Cooke-Hurle 01590 612288
Books are a special stall. With the increase in electronic devices such as Kindles,' the market for second hand books is in decline. we need excellent, quality books.
New Forest Pony Owners Plea to Drivers
#add3minutes to your journey for the winter
New Forest commoners and organisations are appealing to local drivers to slow down as the clocks go back, to prevent the usual huge rise in animal deaths and injuries in the longer nights.
Nearly 100 free-roaming animals were killed or injured in the New Forest last year.
A quarter of these – 25 animals - were killed or injured on just four key routes in the evenings in the two months after the clocks go back. About three quarters of the accidents involved local drivers.
Now New Forest commoners, the families who own the animals that maintain the Forest, have teamed up with other organisations to focus efforts on reducing accidents this winter. They are asking locals to add just three minutes to their journeys and drive slowly across the Forest.