Ashford in the Water Village Hall

Summer Events Get Involved

Ashford in the Water Village Hall

What a wonderful summer we have in store this year! Apart from simply attending our fabulous village events, there are plenty of other ways to get involved and make it a summer to remember.

Budding cake makers, young and old, will always be welcome in Ashford. There will be a Jubilee Bake-off Competition this summer with prizes given for the Best Jubilee Bake at the Village Jubilee Picnic on the 5th June. Entry is open to all, please bring your entries with you on the day for display and judging.

There will be a chance to demonstrate your sporting talents at the Jubilee Picnic too. An afternoon of games and fun will follow your picnics. Traditional family games will be laid-on in the Hall Orchard and will culminate in a village Tug-of-War.

There will, as usual, be further need for your baking skills in order to provide cake, bun and scone donations for the Annual Village Summer Party on the 19th June. Please do mark the date in your diary and bring what you can to the Institute the day before the party (along with any raffle prizes) to help with our fund raising efforts. Please avoid any recipes that include nuts.

The village Well Dressing bunting will be up early this year and to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee there will be a competition for the Best Dressed Jubilee House. Please help the village look it’s festive best for the Jubilee. A prize for the winning house will be presented at the Jubilee Picnic.

Finally, volunteers, in any capacity, are always welcome. Each event is organised by a team of friendly volunteers and if you can’t bake but are keen to get involved, we would love your help to set-up, to decorate and to help mind stalls for an hour or two. Help will also be needed with ‘Heavy Gang’ jobs throughout the summer (especially at the Puddling), so please, if you are keen and able, then do add your name to our lists if you can.

Volunteer Contacts:
Jubilee Party – Caroline Hanson 07885 357056

Well Dressing – Sarah Brocklehurst 07974 914954

Village Party – Katrina Mayson 07855 744191

Flower Festival – Linda Foster 01298 871647

Heavy Gang – Dan McGoverne 07811 313089