13 November 2012

Diamond Jubilee Fete - profit awards

The Diamond Jubilee Fete, held earlier this year, proved to be a monumental success, thanks to the management committee, the large number of helpers and the public that came to support it.  Even though the day had to be cut short due to the weather the event managed to achieve an overall profit of £2,079.65.
The fete committee have decided that the monies should be divided amongst good causes in Coltishall Village.  The organisations that are to receive an award are : 

The Royal British Legion            £500

Good Neighbours scheme                £500

Coltishall Pre-school play group        £250

The Village Hall Charity            £250

Coltishall Brownies                £125

Coltishall Guides                £125

Friends of Coltishall Primary School        £250

Coltishall & Horstead Youth Forum        £79.65

The Coltishall Fete Committee would like thank all who organised or took part in the event


The Diamond Jubilee Youth Club Fete, which was held on Sunday 5th August on Coltishall Village Hall playing fields was a consummate success irrespective of the weather. 
The fete received Big Lottery funding to the tune of £645 and a £100 grant came from the Norfolk County Council Celebration Fund.  There were a number of donations from local businesses and collection tins were placed in a number of businesses which brought in a considerable sum of money.  All of which helped to make the Fete the success it was.
The day began at 8 am with as many volunteers as possible erecting tents and a marquee.   The whole playing field having to be marked out for the stalls and activities.  The stalls consisted of Cakes, Flowers, Birds of Prey, Dog Agility, Zorb Balls, Bouncy Castles, Charities, Youth Club Tuck/Tombola Food Stalls and the Village Hall had a Bar with cakes and Refreshments available.  There was a Fancy Dress competition for the local Play Group and a demonstration of Ballet by the Play Group children, followed by ZUMBA.   The 3 Up 2 Down band started the day and entertained with a grand choice of music.
Once the rain started and became torrential, at about 2pm, things began to fade and stall holders had to protect their goods and began to leave.  But all was not lost the public stayed with us and retired to the bar or the refreshment area of the village hall. This lead to all the cakes being sold (a blessing in disguise).
The Grand Prize draw took place at 4-30pm, with a first prize of “Off road land Rover experience”, second Prize of £100 and third prize a day pass to Dunstan Hall, plus many others.   The Fete committee would like to thank all the volunteers for their exceptional hard work and those that took part because without them the Diamond Jubilee Youth Club Fete would not have been the success it was.  The parishioners also need to be thank for supporting the event.   All this effort culminated in a Profit in excess of £2000.  The monies will be divided among local good causes which have yet to be decided.  A list of prize winners and a statement of accounts will be placed on the Coltishall Website (Coltishall.org.uk) for viewing  the same lists will be available for viewing from the Fete Secretary once they have been compiled.


Coltishall Diamond Jubilee Youth Club Fete  --   5 August 2012

We are pleased to announce that the our Jubilee Fete has received funding from the Awards For All Lottery fund to tune of £645 and we also receive £100 from the NCC celebration fund 2012.  These additional funds should make the fete the success that we all want it to be.

Coltishall Diamond Jubilee Fete 5 August 2012

Planning is taking place to hold a  Diamond Jubilee Fete to be held at Coltishall Village Hall on sunday 5 August 2012.   When the plans are finalised all the details will be placed on this site and widely advertised. We are looking for donations from our parishners in support of the event and collection boxes will be placed in the Village shops etc, please give generously.

Bure Navigation Conservation Trust Fete 26 August 2012

Bure Navigation Conservation Trust Fete will be held 26 Aug 2012 -  12noon to 4pm Coltishall lower common .  Including a visit from the historic Wherry Albion.
Further details from Peter Baker 01603 738573 or pete.coltishall@btinternet.com.

To commemorate the Great Flood of 26 August 1912 a two DVD set has been produced. 
Part One, running for 34 minutes, is entitled “A Wherry From Aylsham”, which follows the route of the trading wherries along the waterway and explores the history and landmarks on the banks of the navigation. 
Part Two, running for 18 minutes, is entitled “The Aylsham Navigation”, which is a record of a canoe trip along the entire nine and a half miles of the river from Horstead to Aylsham, filmed on a glorious day last June.
Both these films have been made in collaboration with the Trust by John Parker of Big Sky Productions. All profits from the sale of these DVDs will go to the Trust.
If you would like a copy of these beautifully produced DVDs for only £7.99 for the two, please contact Peter Baker on 01603 738573 or email  pete.coltishall@btinternet.com.