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Alne Street Fayre
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Latest news from Alne Village:
01-Sep-2015: Lee Walker's fourth instalment of local men who went to WW1 is now on the History page. The subject is Horace Bowes and the article can also be accessed here.
01-Sep-2015: The September Parish Newsletter (in full colour) can be found here.
29-Aug-2015: Anne McIntosh, our former MP who was deselected by her consituency party, has been awarded a life peerage. Both this, and her decision not to stand as an independent candidate at the recent election, were correctly predicted at the Alne Parish Council meeting last February.
22-Aug-2015: The Alne Tennis Gentlemen's Singles was won by Josh Hunt who beat Charlie Price 6-4 in the final. It was noteworthy that all four semi-finalists were under 20, while none of the older generation survived the Round-Robin stages.
08-Aug-2015: Choir update - see 12-Jul. Rehearsals will be Thursdays, 7.30pm until 8.45pm, starting on 10th September.
12-Jul-2015: A new adult choir will be starting in September! Would you like to join? Organised and run by Helen, choir practice will be in the village hall. For more info please contact Helen on 838582 or email@example.com
2015 Alne Street Fayre
A brilliant sunny day ensured another great success for Alne Street Fayre. 2,300 people (close to an all-time record) poured through the gates to enjoy four great music stages together with teas, BBQ, and, of course, the ever-popular bar.
The wide-ranging selection of trade and craft stalls sold everything from antique books through baskets and bird boxes to jewellery and toffee, with a few dog biscuits, gifts, plants and soaps in between.
Children were catered for with excellent rides, including a massive giant slide which had even the aficionados nervously clutching their stomachs. The usual range of competitions were supplemented by tennis and cricket speed gun trials which had the adults queuing up and attempting (usually in vain) to beat the juniors. Nature-lovers could enjoy the Birds of Prey and the Reptile House.
Many, many favourable comments were received both on social media and verbally and the 2015 Street Fayre fully lived up to its position as one of The Times’ Top 20 UK Family Days Out.
Alne Street Fayre is the annual fund-raising activity for Alne Parish Leisure Association (APLA, registered charity no 516566) which runs the sports, leisure and play facilities on the Alne recreation field. While these facilities cost a lot to maintain, insure and improve each and every year, APLA has also been able to make a substantial grant last year to Alne Cricket Club for their new nets project and is planning a significant grant this year to Alne Village Hall’s renovation project.