Little Common & Cooden Business Association was so pleased to have yet another sunny day for their annual summer fayre held at The Wheatsheaf on Saturday 11th July. Villagers once again showed their support and flocked to the event with almost 800 people attending raising over £2500 on the day. All proceeds are used to fund the floral displays around the village as well as lights and other festive activities at Christmas.
Kathy Harmer, Chair of the Association, introduced Stuart Earl who formally opened the Fayre. He commented on the uniqueness of Little Common as a village which has a real community feel and also commended the businesses on their contributions to making Little Common and Cooden so special. Kathy thanked all the traders who had contributed prizes as well as their time to making such a success of the fayre. She also thanked all who shopped locally and supported the businesses in the village throughout the year.
The fayre continues to grow in popularity with an even larger number of stalls organised by local community groups and businesses.
Charlie the Clown kept people young and old amused around the village and at the fayre.
Live music showcased a number of local bands providing entertainment during the day and late into the evening. The raffle with a first prize of £200 to spend with local businesses was won by Len Williams of Little Common and proved to be really popular. It is such an innovative way to help to re-invest money into the local economy. The winner of the lucky programme number enjoyed a meat voucher donated by Betts and Loyd, local butchers. Children and their families enjoyed having a go on the wide range of games and activities on offer as well as enjoying the delicious food – hog roast, burgers, pizza, ice cream, cream teas and other cakes – and refreshments. A huge thank you to everyone for their support!