Apple Fair could be back next year says Parish Council, as final preparations underway for Family Fun Day

As plans are finalised for this weekend’s Family Fun Day, the chair of Colnbrook Parish Council, has told the Slough Observer that the Apple Fair “could be back”.

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This weekend’s Family Fun Day in the village will be a “different” type of event to the cancelled Colnbrook Apple Fair, but not a replacement – and the event could return in the future.

Cllr Scott Bryant, told the Slough Observer that the Apple Fair had not been cancelled indefinitely and said it could be brought back if new volunteer stepped up.  He told the ‘paper: “It all depends on getting people together”.

The CRA used the Summer newsletter to announce that the long-running fair had been cancelled – after an appeal for volunteers in September and November last year fell on deaf ears.

He said:

“The last two years small groups have got involved in putting it together. They have now been depleted”.

The Apple Fair may not be happening, but this Saturday’s Family Fun Day will see a number of coordinated events hosted by different groups throughout the village:

  • Residents will be hosting coffee mornings throughout the village.
  • From 10am the United Church has organised a display of photographs and artefacts showing what life was like in Colnbrook in years gone by.  Coffee and refreshments will be available, along with a bric-a-brac stall and other attractions.
  • A garden party will be held in the grounds of St Thomas’ Church with afternoon tea on offer.
  • A bouncy castle will be available for the kids in the grounds of Ye Olde George.
  • Horse drawn carriage rides will run through the village.
  • Popular duo Parallel Lines will be performing in the St.Thomas’ Church garden.
  • From 1:30pm an action-packed performance from children’s entertainer Fred the Dustman will include balancing, juggling, a circus workshop and much more.
  • A Barn Dance and Supper will be held in the Village Hall.
  • Rock ‘n Roll in the George will conclude the day’s activities.

The Colnbrook Residents’ Association says it wants to recall the massive community spirit revealed during the 2014 flooding.   It has set out to involve as many villagers in the day’s activities as possible and improve community links in the process.

 

 

 

 

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