Every Second Bank Holiday in May
The Priory & Memorial Hall Grounds
Stoke sub Hamdon, Somerset
May Fayre 2019
Monday 27th May 11.30am - 5.00pm
Free admission and parking TA14 6PA
On behalf of the May Fayre Committee of the Sports and Recreation Trust and all the volunteers who make this day a success, we would like to welcome you to the Stoke sub Hamdon May Fayre and wish you a most enjoyable day.
The Stoke sub Hamdon May Fayre has become a calendar event in the local area and the volunteers who make up the May Fayre committee work very hard, almost from the end of the previous year’s May Fayre, to ensure that you have a wonderful day out. On the day, a lot more volunteers turn out to help set up the event, marshal the stallholders, organise the car parking and generally make sure the event runs smoothly.
We are very lucky to have a central location in the village with the Memorial Hall grounds and the 14th century Priory Grounds and the Tithe Barn for the May Fayre. We would like to thank the National Trust for all their support to the community in allowing us to use the wonderful setting of the Priory. Also, we would like to thank Rob Hebditch for allowing us to use one of his fields for parking. We would like to thank the Stoke Working Men’s Club for running an excellent bar for us for the event. This sort of cooperation and support within the community makes this a truly special event for our village.
Through the fund raising activities of the May Fayre and the Charity Shop, the Sports and Recreation Trust can provide a lot of support to the village for sports, education and recreation facilities and activities. Since December 2011, we have contributed over £88,200.00 in grant support to individuals, projects and organisations in the village.
The Sports and Recreation Trust also manages and maintains the existing facilities on the West Street Recreation Ground for the Parish Council. This includes the BMX track, the skateboard park, the football pitches and training areas and the buildings. Maintaining this large area to a very high standard for use by the general public has cost over £100,000.00 since 2010.
We have an exciting year ahead of us with a number of projects coming to fruition. The Adventure Play Area project on the Recreation Ground is underway. We placed a contract for £133,723.00 for this project earlier this year and we hope to have it open for use by early summer. We have also installed new floodlights at a cost of £22,440.00 in the training area to replace the old ones, which had been condemned. Also, we will have completed an improvement to the pavilion to better weatherproof it and improve facilities at a cost of over £8,000.00. We hope that 2019 will prove to be a very exciting year for us and for the village.
Finally, we would like to thank you all for coming to our May Fayre, without you, none of this works and we hope that you will enjoy a wonderful event arranged by the community, for the community.
An exciting year for us and for the village. Check out our new website for more details on this - www.stoke-rec-trust.co.uk .
Peter Hulett - Chairman of the Sports and Recreation Trust
Denise Burton - Chairman of the May Fayre Committee