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Fireworks Feedback 2013

We hope everyone enjoyed the Village bonfire and fireworks yesterday evening.

We would like to hear your feedback, both good and bad, please take a minute or let us know your views, so that we can make any amendments to next years event.

Some of this years fireworks were captured on video, you can watch it on Youtube.

A big thanks goes to all who turned out in the rain on Saturday morning to set up and to those who came out on Sunday morning to help clear up all the debris.

 

Fireworks 2013

Chawton is once again holding its popular bonfire and fireworks event on Saturday 9th of November.

The event is held at Chawton Cricket club, behind the main recreational ground.

We open at 5:30 for food, drinks and sparklers. The bonfire will be lit at 6:00 with the fireworks following once the bonfire is going well and people have stopped arriving.

The event will feature :

  • The Bonfire
  • Free sparkers for children
  • Glow-bands for children
  • Hot and cold drinks (tea, coffee, soft drinks, beer)
  • Hot food - BBQ (courtesy of the scouts), hot dogs & soup
  • The fireworks
  • First Aid with St Johns Ambulance

As per last year, we will have plenty of people serving food and drinks, plus we've provide plenty of time to get your food and drink before the main event.

We hope you enjoy our fireworks night and would like to stress that the event is funded solely by donations on the day, so please give generously so that we can continue to run this event in future years. We recommend a donation of £5-£10 per adult (accompanied children free) - but you are very welcome to donate more. The more you give, the bigger the spectacle we can provide next year.

Limited free parking is provided in the village car park, on-street and in the dead end past the school. Please do not park in the pub car park unless you are planning to eat there. As parking is limited in the village, please consider walking or car sharing where possible. Please park considerately and do not block the main road or move the bollards as we need to maintain emergency vehicle access.

Pedestrian access is via the village car park by the Pub and not the entrance opposite the school as the other bridge is currently damaged and not expected to be replaced in time.

If you wish to bring your own sparklers, these must be lit in the designated area - both for safety reasons for others and to help minimise the clear up the following day.

If you have materials for the bonfire, please take these to "Simons strip" (by the stream). Please remove any exposed nails or screws. no plastics or glass please.

We are building the bonfire during the morning from about 9:00am and our annual clear-up takes place from 9:00 on the Sunday morning, all are welcome to come along and help. Its a great way to meet local people and help the community.

 

Parish Plan - First Draft

The first draft of the Chawton Parish Plan is now available for Village feedback. Please take the time to review this important document and feed back your thoughts.

The plan and the feedback forms will open in a new window. If you have trouble opening these, then you can access the documents from the "Documents" tab on the left and selecting "Parish Plan", similarly you can send feedback via the "Contact Us", "General Village Feedback" options.

 

Masquerade Ball

Chawton Cricket Club are delighted to be hosting the 2013 ball. Please join us for a fun evening of music and dancing provided by a disco.

Bring your own hamper. Please note there will not be a bar

Dress code: black tie. Tickets: £25.00 each

Monies raised will go towards, ground improvements. practice nets & new equipment for juniors

Tickets available from James Harvey 07725 608 716 or Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Chawton Open Gardens 2013

 

Walk In The Footsteps Of Jane Austen In Her Beloved Hampshire Home - The Village Of Chawton Opens Its Gardens.

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June 2013 1.00 - 5.00pm. A Must For All Garden Lovers Young and Old.

Enjoy An Afternoon Exploring a number of The Villages Most Charming Gardens Including Chawton House Library & Jane Austen's House Museum.
Horse and Carriage Rides, Arts & Crafts Exhibition, Cream Teas, Plant Stalls and a Home Produce Stall.

£5.00 per Adult, Accompanied Children Free.

The outline organisation of the event is underway.

If you feel you can open your garden or would like advice as to what is involved please call me.  All gardens large or small are always of interest.

The outstanding need now is for volunteers to come forward to undertake specific tasks, notably teas in the village hall, or just a couple of hours help on either day.  This is an important revenue raiser and as such if you help or can recruit anyone else please let me know.  In addition Stewards for the gardens will be required, car park attendants, ticket sellers, additional publicity, cake makers, First Aiders etc.  All help is gratefully received.

If you are involved in an organisation that could benefit from additional funding and could spare some man-hours for the event, then please contact me with early bids.

If you have any queries or suggestions regarding the Open Gardens 2013, please contact either Mandi Sowik or Flaire Kitching.

Jackie Forward, 01420 87532

 
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