The Village Fete Committee
Snitterfield Village Fete took over from the Snitterfield School Fete in 2007 and is run by a Fete Committee made up of representatives of interested individuals and village groups such as Snipe Magazine, WI, Garden Club, Church, SACC and Snitterfield School.
Over the last few years it has grown in size and reputation. It is intended to be a forum where local groups and individuals can run a stall and showcase their wares; all the profits are put towards local causes.
We always have a theme for the Fete: most recently “BACK TO THE FUTURE” for a retro/future bit of fun! Previously, we have held “CARNIVAL” to coincide with the Olympics in Rio, “ANIMAL CRACKERS” (2015) and “WARTIME MEMORIES” (2014) to commemorate the beginning of the Great War and 70th Anniversary of D-Day Landings as well as “WILD WEST” and “PIRATES”.
Every stall at the Fete, whether it be a business, a charity or a local group, keeps its takings. The Fete proceeds are raised from Programme Advertising, Commercial Stalls Fee, Raffle and Gate.
The proceeds of the 2017 Fete have gone towards a new noticeboard on Church Road, room hire for the monthly Community Cafe run by SACC and weekly Community Craft Club run by Kitten von Mew.
In previous years, we have made a large contribution towards the restoration of the War Memorial and bought a Defibrillator which is held at the Sports Club. Our village magazine, Snipe, is jointly funded by the Fete Committee and the Parish Council. We have funded and contributed to projects for the RagTag Toddlers playgroup (new mats and equipment), Snitterfield Primary School (Forest School improvement), Snitterfield Nursery (new boiler), The Village Hall (new flagpole), The Thursday Club, the Sports Club Fireworks Display and Snitterfield Actioning Climate Change.
If you live in Snitterfield or its surrounding area and have a local project which needs funding or have an idea which would benefit the village and would like the Fete Committee to allocate some funds this year please let us know by 31st October 2018.
We would love to see new faces! Please get in touch if you’d like to get involved.