Village Fete – Facebook Page

The Fete is on its way: Saturday 8th June 2019 2pm – 5pm.

Nether Heyford Village Fete now has a Facebook community page providing updates of what to expect at this years Fete on the village green.

” Welcome to the Facebook Page for this years village fete which will be held on the green on Saturday 8th June 2019 2-5 pm. Watch this space over the coming weeks for news of this years attractions, events and big prize draw “

All proceeds raised from the Fete go towards the ongoing upkeep and management of Nether Heyford Village Hall, one of the villages most valuable assets.

For more information on volunteering or assisting on the day, read the article in the March edition of The Prattler

Village Hall – March 2019

The Fete is on its way: Saturday 8th June 2019 2 – 5pm.

Following our ‘Ideas Session’ at the end of January, our enthusiastic and active Fete Group members are now working hard, exploring a range of attractions and events which, in due course, will be announced in The Prattler.

Letters are also going out to local groups, organisations and crafters inviting them to take part again and, if necessary, book their pitches. As tables are in short supply it will be ‘first come first served’ as usual. We’re also inviting raffle prizes for our grand draw, so if you’d like to make a donation, please get in touch with me.

Following Ray and Rosemary Haddon, who organised the Fetes over the past 6 years and therefore were absolute experts, is a personal challenge. I should greatly appreciate your support in any way that you feel appropriate. For instance, as this is my first experience of co-ordinating the planning of the Fete, I may make a few mistakes. If so, I should be grateful if you could point them out to me (nicely, if possible, please) so that I can correct them.

Meanwhile, there’s always room for one or two more Fete Group members so if you’d like to join our team, please contact me.

Alwyne Wilson, Nether Heyford Village Hall Management Committee

01327 340803 |

Village Hall – February 2019

First, a huge thank-you to the many volunteers who helped to make our traditional Pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ such a great success. We had a packed house, making all the generous contributions of time, effort and raffle prizes well worthwhile. The atmosphere was amazing. This was my first experience of our village panto and I was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and goodwill of everyone involved.

Our next Pantomime by the Looking Glass Theatre will be ‘Dick Whittington’ at the end of the year. More information nearer the time.

And now – the Annual Fete, which this year will be held on Saturday 8th June.

We are so fortunate in Nether Heyford to have such a splendid village green and
over many years our Fete has proved to be a very special event for our village. It has also represented our main fundraising effort to make sure that we have
enough funds to maintain our village hall in first class condition for everyone who wants to use it. As such we have a great tradition to maintain.

For this we need ‘all hands on deck’ again to make sure that we have an
enthusiastic team of helpers to work together to organise not only the regular events but also perhaps some new attractions. By the time this issue appears we will have held an initial ‘ideas session’ on 29 January, to be followed by regular team meetings as we work together to create yet another amazing Fete.

In the meantime, I would like to issue a warm invitation to the many villagers and friends who have helped in the past – and also to those who might fancy getting involved for the first time. Come along and join our team.

Alwyne Wilson, Nether Heyford Village Hall Management Committee

Call Alwyne on 01327 340803