Fete 2018 Update

Great Notley Village Fete 2018 - organised by The Notley Green Community Association

Our 2018 Fete was held on Saturday 14th July on the Village Green and in the Community Centre.

It was lovely to see so many of you enjoying our Village Fete, Classic Car Show and Music Festival. For once the sun shone all day and we hope that everyone enjoyed themselves. We are pleased to be able to announce that the final total raised from the day was £4,582.64.

The children from Kazen Kai Martial Arts, Rascals Theatre School and White Court Dance all put on superb displays, thoroughly enjoyed by proud parents, relatives and all. There were queues all day long for the free activities (Zorb Balls, Bungee Trampolines and Climbing Wall) kindly sponsored by the Great Notley Parish Council and Ellis Amusements were as popular as ever.

The new classic car show, organised by Steve McLaughlin, was a great addition to the day, providing a variety of vehicles to view. We are hoping to expand on this next year. John White also did a superb job in sourcing and organising the music acts that entertained us from early afternoon until the end of the evening and thanks also to Lily’s of Notley, for sponsoring the Evo Stage to make this possible.

We certainly didn’t go thirsty or hungry with the support of 1st Great Notley Scout Group running their BBQ during the day and The Mystery Ice Machine taking over in the evening. MIM also provided sweet treats and ice creams all day. It was great to have the support of The Prince Louis and McMullens Brewery this year, their Steam Engine Bar certainly added some “atmosphere” to the occasion. The WI Ladies were back with their Pimm’s tent (my personal favourite 😊) and the Garner family provided some wonderful cakes, tea & coffee in their indoor tea room which raised £260 for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

The event is organised by the Notley Green Community Association, but would not be able to take place without the support and help of the following community groups, businesses and individuals, to whom we thank:

Event Sponsorship:
Great Notley Parish Council Hamilton Piers Estate Agents

Community Groups:
1st Great Notley Scout Group Great Notley Football Club
Braintree Explorer Scouts Notley Green Carpet Bowls Club
NGCA Ducklings Pre School WI Great Notley
NGCA Gardens Club WI Notley Green (WINGs)

Local Business Sponsorship/Donations:
Lily's at Notley / The Mystery Ice Machine Simply Artrageous
Ellis Amusements Little Lucy's Bakery
The Prince Louis Bar Moonbeamers Pop Up Cinema
Mutlows School of Motoring Namco Bowling
Natalie Arnold from Travel Counsellors Hall Landscaping and Garden Services
JC Electricals Sky Ropes
Cowley Heating Services Kristina's Hair and Beauty
Fresh Produce Wholesale Company Urban Rose
Notley Puppy & Dog Training School The Creation Station
Tesco Great Notley Great Notley Photography Club

Braintree Fire fighters Ellis Amusements
Braintree Lions Tom Dix Train Essex Youth Bus
Braintree Explorers MK Sports cars
(Coconut Shy & Golf Challenge) Spectrum Screen Events
Charity & Craft Stallholders Zorbing Hire UK

1st Great Notley Scout Group BBQ The Prince Louis
Lily's of Notley Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Tea Room
Mystery Ice Machine WI Notley Green Pimms Tent

Kazen Kai Martial Arts
Rascals Theatre School
White Court Dance

Music Stage / PA:
Evolution Events
Evo Stage sponsored by Lily's of Notley
Music acts organised by John White

Classic Car Show:
Organised by Steve McLaughlin

Medical Cover:
Graham Arthur

Individuals who helped on the day:
Brendan Cassidy Keira Cowley
Claire Cowley Ken Emery
Colin Cowley Ken Yap
Dan Neave Niamh Parkinson
Dawn Walters Nicky Parkinson
Gary Notley Neil Parkinson
James Parkinson Maddie Marshall
Joanna Yap Sue Garner & Family
John Callaghan Tina Cassidy
John White Vicki Greenwood
Julie Cook Yvonne Frattaroli

+ All the Volunteers who delivered leaflets and had Fete boards

Thank you for all the messages of appreciation, please see our Great Notley Village Fete page where there are pictures from the day.

A list of our Raffle prize winners is available by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you at our Fete this year on Saturday 13th July.