About 40 people attended a meeting in The Seven Tuns skittle alley on Friday 22nd January in which lively and enthusiastic discussion took place about bringing about a brand new Chedworth Show in 2016.
The overriding feeling was that there should be such a show, incorporating the Chedworth & District Horticultural Society, but added to by other attractions and events that will be appreciated by a wider and larger audience. The meeting organisers – Hugh Blackwell, Simon Colbeck and Iain Robertson – came away much appreciative of and very encouraged by the turnout, interest and ideas generated.
A subsequent meeting of 9 villagers (Colin Peirce, Venetia Champniss, Sheila Veuve, Cate and PC Thacker, Sophie and Hugh Blackwell, Sue Bradbury and Iain Robertson) took place on Friday 29th January to look at important questions including confirming the date (August Bank Holiday – Saturday 27th August), how to pull together a team to make the event happen, initial outline ideas about what the Show might consist of and how to communicate within the group as the project develops over the coming months.
In total this will be a challenge. But by breaking it down into individual components, attractions and events championed by small groups we believe that we can make this a day to be enjoyed by all. The 2016 Show, a starting point that if it is as successful as we hope, will be the launching pad for larger events in future years.
Therefore with less than 30 weeks before 27th August the 2016 Chedworth Show is going to happen!
We will need people to:
- Devise attractions and make them happen.
- Be helpers before, on and after the event.
- Help to attract people to the show e.g. putting up posters, distributing leaflets etc.
- Provide thoughts, ideas and suggestions.
If you would like to help, in a large or small way, then we would love to hear from you. Your efforts can make a difference to Chedworth! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on this post.