Village Fete – Saturday 11th June

Please come and enjoy this year’s Dinder & Dulcote Village Fete at Sharcombe Park on Saturday 11th June. Gates open at 2:30pm. More details can be found on the Fete page.

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2016 Village Fete

This year’s village fete is approaching and will be held at Sharcombe Park on Saturday 11th June. We require volunteers to run a couple of stalls, help with the scones and tea, and some strong arms to help move chairs and tables on the day. Please see the Fete page for information. Further details of the Fete will follow…

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Dinder Open Gardens

Preparations are now being finalised for the Dinder Open Gardens event. If you love summer gardens, this should not be missed –  so make sure you reserve the afternoon of Sunday June 14th.  Nine lovely Dinder gardens, some not seen before, will be open together with a large wild flower meadow where you can sit and picnic or just stroll. Light refreshments will be provided in the Village Hall and there will be a bric-a-brac stall, a plant stall and ‘ice-cream alley’.  The beautiful Grade 2* listed church will be decked with flowers and the popular play area will amuse younger visitors. See the Dinder Open Gardens page for more details.

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Promise Auction

At this year’s fete there there will be a Promise Auction and it is hoped that you may be able to offer a promise involving your time or skill, or some useful object or opportunity, which people can bid for at the Fete. This year you can also put a ‘reserve price’ on your promise – the minimum at which bidding will begin. Examples of the sort of promises offered in previous years are:

Dinner for six delivered to bidder’s home
Lift to and from Bristol Airport
Supply of well-rotted horse manure
Dinner for six delivered to bidder’s home
Lift to and from Bristol Airport
Supply of well-rotted horse manure

We will circulate copies of the list of promises before the Fete, to give you a chance to study the opportunities available and, if you wish, submit an advance bid before the day of the Fete.

On the day of the Fete, the promises will be displayed on a large board, and anyone who wants to bid for one or more will be able to state their offer(s) which will be chalked up alongside the item(s) concerned. Other people may subsequently come along and offer higher bids, which are also chalked up. These in turn may be overtaken by still higher bids.

Eventually an announcement will be made of the time when bidding will be stopped. Hopefully this will give other stallholders an opportunity for a quick bid. At the appointed time, each winning bidder will be given an envelope with details of the promise donor in exchange for the bid money. It is then up to the winner to contact the donor and fix up the deal.

We hope this Auction will be good fun as well as a splendid contribution to the funds. Do please assist with a promise if you possibly can. Fill in the attached form and try to let us have it before Sunday 23rd June. Then we will assemble the promises and circulate the list before the Fete.

If you have a query please ring Clive and Mary Browning – 01749 672558

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Now is the time to declutter!

Turn out your cupboards and donate unwanted items to the Fete.
We need:
books, bric-a-brac, jigsaw puzzles, CDs and DVDs, bottles, nice raffle prizes, handbags, scarves, jewellery, gardening items
as well as:
cakes, sandwiches, pots of jam, plants

Stall Contact
Accessories – handbags, hats, gloves, scarves, costume jewellery. Carol – 679676
Books, CDs, DVDs, jigsaw puzzles – the more the better! Gavin and Anna – 679002
Bottle stall – bottles wanted full of anything nice, from champagne to shampoo! Simon and Cat – 679109
Bric-a-brac – any household items (not furniture or clothing). Arthur and Lyn – 679358
Cakes and preserves and biscuits – donations, either in advance or on the day. Margaret – 674943 Liz – 670477
Plants and gardening – any spare plants, gardening tools or other paraphernalia, or gardening books. Stella – 673766
Promises, promises – see separate leaflet. Clive and Mary – 672558
Raffle prizes – put those unwanted presents to good use! Mary – 672558
Teas – if you are able to make cakes/sandwiches for the tea stall please let Claire know as soon as possible. Claire – 6728888

If you have items you would like to donate please contact the stallholder direct, OR you can leave items with:

Mary Browning at Dairy Cottage, Dinder (672558) or Joe Handford at 5 Highfield, Dulcote (674698)

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2013 Dinder and Dulcote Village Fete

This year’s Village Fete will be held at the Old Rectory on Saturday 6th July. Further details will follow. The fete committee are looking for volunteers. See here for details.

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Order Your Tickets Now for Irish Evening

Supper and entertainment from Shenanigans on Saturday 23rd March.
Tickets £15. Telephone 01749 674943 or 01749 689179.
Details to follow.

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Dinder Village Hall Lunch

Our first lunch for 2013 is on Friday 22nd February. See the Calendar for details.

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Web Site Launched

Web site listing events and information about the Village Hall in the Somerset village of Dinder.

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