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Village Weekend Update – Friday 17th to Sunday 19th September

Planning continues by the Little Shelford Entertainments Team to create a friendly and safe Village Weekend where residents of all ages can come together and smile!

Friday night Social Evening

Latest updates include the addition of the “Wondering Yak” street food option for the 18+ social evening on Friday 17th September adding a great variety of Middle Eastern inspired foods (www.wanderingyak.co.uk) to go along with Steak and Honor street food, the Navigator bar and disco.

Scarecrow Competition

To add something a bit different and because Scarecrows make us smile and spread happiness, we want families to start work on their scarecrows at the beginning of September so that they start to appear around the village for two weeks before the village weekend. Create amusing scarecrow scenes and display your scarecrows on your drive or garden where they can be seen by passers-by. Then on Friday 17th September move your scarecrows to the Wale Recreation Ground ready for the scarecrow judging on Saturday, 18th September as part of the Saturday Village Fete.

We are even offering prizes for the best scarecrows! First, second and third placed scarecrows will be awarded a cash prize of £30, £20 and £10.

For further details on the scarecrow competition, contact Christa christajostock@hotmail.com

“Spud in a bucket” and other Village Show Categories now available.

As in our 2019 Village Weekend, the Saturday Village Fete will include a Village Show. The full list of categories and entry form designed to make us laugh and smile can be downloaded now. But to give you a flavour of the possible entries you and the family could start growing or working on right now:

Delicious Blueberry Muffin’s to a standard recipe, most curious shaped vegetable (3 home grown vegetables), red in the face (7 tomatoes), Red Nose (selection of 5 garden berries), Your Beauties (4 Roses), Delight us (4 Dreamy Dahlias), September Surprise flower display (in a vase no taller in total than 60cm), something saucy (a homemade condiment or pickle), a colour photo of wildlife in the village, a black and white or colour photo of something that makes you smile in the village and for Kids, Best poem or rhyme about Lockdown Lunacy, best poem about Summer Holidays, best biscuit decorated most fun design, best picture or painting of a Happy Place and a Smiley Face made using fruit, veg and/or flowers and many more………….

Finally, a new and exciting ‘Spud in a Bucket’ challenge!

Plant one potato in a standard bucket approximately 10 to 15 litres in size, cover with soil. Look after it over the summer and bring the bucket to the Village Show. We will empty out the soil and weigh the contents to see who has grown the most potatoes, please use a standard size bucket and do not forget to put some holes in the bottom!

To keep fully up to date with developments and the start of ticket sales later in June follow us on Instagram (Little.Shelford) [look out for the Village Sign] and regularly check the Village website and Parish Magazine.

Posted May 31

Village week-end update

The Annual Village Weekend is back on Friday 17th to Sunday 19th September 2021

Following the announcement of the Government unlocking plans in February, they are increasingly confident the Village weekend will go ahead and give us our first Village get together for two years. So, hold the date in your diaries and remember, there is something over the weekend for every age group. To keep fully up to date follow them on Instagram, search on Little.Shelford and look out for the Village Sign and also look regularly at the Village website.

Friday 17th September 7.30 pm – Village Get Together and Dance.

Our first Village get together for two years, with a different feel to encourage maximum attendance. No theme and no fancy dress, a relaxed evening for adults (over 18’s) in the big Marquee on the Wale with dancing, a bar and food available for purchase from well-known local pop-up street vendors Steak & Honor and Waffle & Co. Ticket prices yet to be set but will be kept as low as possible.

Saturday 18th September – 1pm Village Fair and Show plus 5.30 pm Beer Festival.

The Village Fair will have something for every age group including stalls, BBQ, family games, animal exhibition, Body Blast sessions, raffles, bar and nature tours around the Wale. More details of all the events of the afternoon will be released as they are booked.

The Village Show we are looking forward to seeing your photos of local wildlife, as well as lockdown lunacy comedy shots, home grown vegetables of all shapes and sizes and flowers. Categories will be open for old and young alike, from arrangements of flowers, baking triumphs and creative crafts, we hope we will have included a category for everyone to have a go. So, start planting now and get that camera out, and remember it is a Just for Fun Village Show.

In the evening The Navigator will be hosting their Beer Festival with quality local Ales.

Sunday 19th September – Harvest Celebration, History Walk and Picnic.

All Saints Harvest Celebration 11am, all ages welcome, there will be songs and celebration for Harvest in the Marquee and gifts will be collected for Jimmy’s night shelter. Followed by tea, coffee, cake and conversation.

Village History Walk 
12 noon starting at the Wale. A 75 minute walk including the Village Pump and All Saints Church and Churchyard. Led by local residents with a history flair!

Picnic from 1pm on the Wale. Bring your picnic, family and friends to a relaxed afternoon in late summer sun!

Our aim for the Village weekend in 2021 is simply to get the Village together safely to have fun after a challenging 18 months. If we do make any surplus, we will be making our primary donations to Shelford School and the “Save the Wale” Recreation Ground fund. So, having fun and supporting local causes.

The weekend committee is now busy planning but there is still time for the Village Community to come up with ideas and suggestions for the weekend. So, if you have thoughts, or comments please e-mail their LSEC secretary, Jo Boyle, joboyle780@gmail.com with your ideas.

The LSCE committee is also very welcoming of new members and also welcome those who want to volunteer to help over the weekend itself, even if you don’t have time to join the committee. Please contact Jo if you would like to contribute in any way.

Ian Beaton, LSEC Chairman March 31 2021