Hambledon Village Shop Annual Meeting -July 25th

The Village Shop will be holding its Annual Members’ Meeting in the Village Hall at 7.00pm on Thursday 25 July 2024.

All shareholders in the shop are very much encouraged to attend to ensure there is a quorum for the formal business, which includes approving the latest set of accounts and approving the appointment of a new member of the Shop Management Committee. 

The meeting is also an opportunity to meet the current Shop Management Committee, hear how the shop is doing and pose any questions you may have about the shop.

Non-shareholders are also welcome to attend, although you will not be able to vote on any matters under discussion. However, if you would like to be able to do so in the future, it only costs £20 to buy a share in the shop and share application forms will be available at the meeting.

As ever, the proceedings will be accompanied by a glass or two of Jon Petersen’s specially selected wine.

The meeting is not expected to last for longer than 45 to 60 minutes and the Shop Management Committee would very much like to see you there.

Recruiting First Responders for our area

The excellent first aid training of Hambledon residents conducted this week in the village hall was hosted by our local Community First Responders. They have asked us to publicise that they are looking for more volunteers. Guildford & District Community First Responders are recruiting new Community First Responders. They’re especially interested in applications from rural and semi-rural locations, including Cranleigh and Haslemere, and the villages around Guildford and Godalming.

If you want more information and a no-obligation chat send them a direct Facebook message . A full formal role description and link to the application form is here. The closing date is 21st July but applications may close early if there is a high volume of response.

Also – our First Responders Teresa and Marietta asked for donations of discarded bras. These are used by them on dummies to practice cutting them off! Mary Grove has offered to accumulate them and forward if left on her doorstep or maybe left at the shop?

Hambledon Cinema Presents – Wicked Little Letters – Saturday, July 20th 7pm for 7.30pm

Tickets are now on sale for our showing of ‘Wicked Little Letters’ starring Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley. Set in 1920s Littlehampton, this comedy tells the story of how local people, including the prim Edith (Olivia Colman), begin to receive letters full of hilarious profanities and rowdy Irish migrant Rose (Jessie Buckley) is charged with the crime. Suspecting that something is amiss, the town’s women investigate. Certificate 15.

Please note that there is strong and descriptive swearing throughout!

Saturday, July 20th at the Village Hall. Bar opens at 7pm and the film starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 each available from the Village Shop or online by clicking here

Learn to Save a Life – a few places left

Our 6th July training session has a few places left, so sign up now for the free CPR and early defibrillation training. One day you could save a life.

So join us for a hands-on training session to equip yourself with the skills to make a difference.

Use of defibrillators and CPR will be covered, and also any other first aid emergencies you might be concerned about. The session is free, but a donation would be appreciated. It is being run by our local NHS Ambulance Volunteers, Guildford and District Community First Responders, who respond to 999 ambulance emergencies to start treatment while the ambulance is on its way.

The session will take place 10:30am Sat 6July in Hambledon Village Hall. It will last about 1.5/2hrs. Please  contact Sarah Stuckey on sarah@stuckey.org.uk if you’d like to attend. Include your name and phone number please.

Hambledon Midsummer Festival – It’s a wrap…

Well that was a lot of fun in one weekend. Many thanks to all of those who organised, served, BBQ’ed, stalled, stewarded, sang, played, danced, ate, drank and spent money, a lot of money…

Early estimates are that the income from the Festival was just shy of £50,000 and after expenses (the marquee, bands, food and drink etc) around £25,000 will be available for distribution to various voluntary village organisations and the charities the Festival supports (a list can be found on the Festival web site).

All the events ran smoothly and were financially successful. The biggest financial contributor as usual was the Ball, but the biggest surprise was the fete. The weather was kind to us and the attendance was fantastic, as a result takings at the village run activities at the fete were up from £6,000 in 2022 to £11,000 this year. Almost every stall’s takings were up substantially from 2022. Particular highlights were the plant stall (up 640%!), Bric a Brac (up 110%) and the BBQ (up 83%).

More details and more photos to follow once the dust settles.

The Hambledon Festival Committee

Hambledon Midsummer Festival – Jazz On The Green

We’re nearly there. If you are attending Jazz On The Green this evening, here are a few things you need to know.

  • the event opens at 6:00pm and food and drink stalls will be open from this time (please do not bring your own refreshments), live music will start shortly after 6:00pm, the event will close at 10:00pm
  • the event is for ticket holders only, when you arrive you will need to swap your email confirmation or paper ticket, or e-ticket for a wrist band (if you have not already done so)
  • please come by foot or bicycle if at all possible
  • free parking will be available in a field close to the Cricket Green and will be clearly signposted with parking stewards in attendance, there will be no parking alongside the Cricket Green
  • there will be some seating available, but please bring picnic blankets and or deck chairs if you can
  • please do not bring dogs
  • food will be on sale from the Cara Gorda Cantina, they provide Turkish inspired food suitable for adults, kids and vegetarians and from a locally based Pizza van
  • several bars will be selling drinks, including a kids bar, Pimms, Gin and Tonics, Ale/Lager/Cider and a wine bar, you will need to be wearing a wrist band in order to be served
  • the bars are being operated by a combination of The Merry Harriers and volunteers from the village, card payments can be used
  • all proceeds for the evening will be going to local charities and village community organisations

Look forward to seeing you this evening.

The Hambledon Festival Committee

Hambledon Midsummer Festival 2024 – It’s nearly here…

Hambledon’s big weekend is almost here and the sun has finally got it’s hat on; hip, hip, hip hooray!

As a reminder here’s a run down of this weekend’s Festival events.

Jazz On The Green – Friday 21st June

Jazz On The Green will take place on Hambledon Cricket Green on Friday evening starting at 6pm and finishing by 10pm. Ticket holders will receive more detailed instructions regarding logistics (parking etc) in the next few days.

There will be food and drink vendors on site and we’d prefer you didn’t bring your own food and drink. By supporting the food and drink vendors you’ll be helping raise funds for various Village organisations and the charities the Festival donates to.

A few tickets are still available for purchase on-line at hambledonfestival.co.uk.

The Summer Fete – Saturday 22nd June

Hambledon’s Traditional Summer Fête will be held at the Cricket Green on Saturday 22nd June 2024. The running schedule is as follows:

  • 12 noon – Fête opens

  • 12:30pm – Kid’s races

  • 1:15pm – Hawk and Owl display

  • 2:30pm – Dog Show (more details to come in a few days)

  • 4:00pm – Fête close

The Midsummer Ball – Saturday 22nd June

All table organisers and holders of seats on the Village Table will have received an email about the Ball arrangements. Two tables at the Ball have become available, if anyone is interested in taking either of these please contact us at hamblefest@hambledonsurrey.co.uk.

Church Service On The Green – Sunday 23rd June

The Church will be holding their Sunday morning service in the marquee on the Cricket Green starting at 10am.

Classic Transport Rally – Sunday 23rd June

The Classic Transport Rally will meet at Hambledon Village Shop from 10am, depart at 11am and finish at The Merry Harriers at around 4pm. If you’d like to take part please contact us at hamblefest@hambledonsurrey.co.uk.