Raffle tickets for the Village Fete prize draw on Saturday 28th August are now available in the Village Shop. £1 a ticket or £5 for a book of tickets if you’re paying by card. Tickets will also be sold on the day with the draw being made at the end off the fete and the beginning of the Shop BBQ at 5pm.
Lots of great prizes:
2 nights B&B at The Merry Harriers
2 tickets for the 4th day of England v India in the Oval Test Match
A handmade bracelet made by local artist Carol Ann Dickson
£50 Waitrose Voucher
A Hambledon Village Shop hamper
2 tour-for-two vouchers for Hog’s Back Brewery
A voucher for a fitness class with Carron Wellings
A Gin tour and tasting at The Village Spirit Collective Distillery
A handmade Silver Bubble Necklace Pendant from Jewelled
A handmade pot from Froyle Tiles
A late Summer Posy from Cherfold Flowers
An electric bike tour for 2 with Surrey Hills Cycle Hire
A case of 6 wines kindly donated by Stuart and Ursula Cook
It finally looks like we have some settled weather, just in time. Next weekends festivities kick off with the Village fete starting at 2:30pm on Saturday, the Village Show goes on during the same afternoon, followed by the Shop BBQ at 5:00pm and on Sunday the Church service will take place on the Cricket Green.
Fete preparations are ongoing, we could do with more cakes for the cake stall and bottles for the hoopla, if anyone can offer either, please drop them in at the Village Shop. Prize draw tickets are now on sale at the Shop, lots of excellent prizes, £1 a ticket.
The Festival Tree has been erected (thanks Dorian), the signs are up and the weather forecast looks good.
Bric ‘a Brac will be sold, dogs will be judged, kids will race. And after all that we’ll all have a party.
Please come along and support the fete from 2:30pm on Saturday 28th August, even though it’ll be a bit smaller than usual and then come to the Village BBQ outside the Shop from 5pm with live music featuring bands of local talent!
You can buy tickets for the BBQ at £10 for an adult and £5 for an under 16 either on line by clicking here or at the Village Shop.
Ever wondered how you’d cope faced with a medical emergency – what to do first – can you do cardiac pulmonary resuscitation? Any idea how to use a defibrillator? – now available in so many locations. There are at least 4 available to the public just in Hambledon. Maybe you’d like a reminder?
Another Life Support and Defibrillator training course is planned for the Autumn. Bart’s City Life Saver Charity have visited the village several times and run a very successful session. This time because of covid, it will be offered in two parts, Part 1 : Theory by webinar, and Part 2, Practical, in person, in Hambledon .
The practical will be in groups of 4, with individual ‘Annie’ resuscitation dummies. The charge will be about £25 per person (help with cost is available – don’t let charge deter you). The charge covers travel from London by trainers plus a donation to the Bart’s City Life Saver Charity. Please register interest with Sarah Stuckey on 01428 683406 or email@example.com
The co-option process to appoint a new Hambledon parish councillor is now underway.
The vacancy follows the retirement of John Anderson. The next scheduled elections for local councils are not until May 2023 and with no formal call for a by-election to be held, Hambledon Parish Council must now select a new member by co-option.
If you live in or close to the village and feel you have something to offer your local community, please consider putting your name forward. Parish councillors are not paid and do not represent any political party. They give their time to work with and on behalf of the village and its residents.
The co-option process is open until September 1st and full details can be found by following the link below to a previous explanatory article on this website –
Unfortunately we have not received enough support from the local community to be successful with our application for the Surrey Your Fund. We are looking to replace our grounds machinery at the club to keep our pitch in tip top condition for our members.
Please take 5 minutes to leave a positive comment supporting the project on the link below. They have reopened this up to give us a second chance.
and we need YOU to make the Show a success – you could even be the proud winner of the Best in Show title!
The show will be held on the same day as the Hambledon Mini-Fete and Dog Show – Saturday 28th August. The Show venue will be the Village Hall. Entry is open to everyone in the village – there are First and Second Certificates to be won, plus the Best in Show silver tray may be yours to display for a year. Proud or your peppers? Feeling art n crafty? Bake a cake, take a photo? Maybe you’ve got the biggest marrow! Get the kids busy creating an animal from fruit and veg! There are 63 classes to enter – take a look at the Schedule on www.hambledonvillageshow.co.uk and start planning your winning entry!
The Hall will be open for setting up exhibits from 930am to 11.30am on the 28th August. Entry fee 20p per exhibit. Max 2 entries per category. Any questions please call Andy Falk on 01428 683863 or Nessie Alexander on 01428 685958