Alne Street Fayre

Alne Street Fayre is the annual fund-raising event for the Alne recreation and sports field. The 2017 Fayre is on Sunday 11-June.

If you would like to join the organising committee, just turn up at the next meeting (as shown on the Calendar). This is a good committee for newcomers to the village to join. For more information, contact the Street Fayre Chairman, Di Watkins, on  dianewatkins@btinternet.com  A report on the 2016 Fayre can be found below.

For more detail on the recreation field, see under Sport/APLA.

For more information on Alne Street Fayre, click on this link: Alne Street Fayre

 

2016 Alne Street Fayre 

Another dry day (at least until the clearing-up had to start!) ensured another success for Alne Street Fayre. 2,000 people  attended and enjoyed three 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 soft furnishings and fabrics through to baskets, bird boxes, jewellery and toffee, with a few candles, gifts, plants and cakes in between. 

Children enjoyed excellent rides in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and could test their skill with tennis and football speed guns, while the audience could enjoy the amazing Birds of Prey. This year, the famous Alne Duck Race was flown rather than swum this year – the winners were 1st (£50) Mark Scott-Rix; 2nd (£25) Dot Metcalfe; 3rd (£15) M. Jackson; 4th (£10) Tim Booth. 

Many favourable comments were received both on social media and verbally and the 2016 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 was also able to make a substantial grant last year to Alne Village Hall’s renovation project and was also able to continue to support other ventures in the village such as the Cricket Club. The Fayre also serves to generate income to the village via the Alders Caravan Park and  stimulates general interest to visitors with St Mary’s Saxon Church and other historical interests such as Alne Cross.