Fete brings community together

Ethan Delaney (7) with his Yorkshire terrier having fun at the dog show held as part of Surfleet community fete.
Ethan Delaney (7) with his Yorkshire terrier having fun at the dog show held as part of Surfleet community fete.
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A COMMUNITY event has been heralded a huge success after villagers came together for a day of fun in Surfleet.

The fete, which was organised by Surfleet Community Group committee under the umbrella of Celebrate Surfleet, was set up last year with the aim of bringing a sense of community to the village.

And deputy chairman of the committee Tony Blissett said this year’s event had achieved that, as hundreds of villagers made the most of a host of attractions on offer at the Glenn Park.

As well as a bar, barbecue and bungee running, young and old were able to enjoy a dog show and sumo wrestling as well as have a look round a renovated helicopter which dropped in for the day.

There was also a music workshop with ACT II, which Mr Blissett described as “absolutely brilliant.”

He said: “The whole day was a fantastic success and we are all chuffed to bits.

“Even the weather was on our side – we had a few showers but it wasn’t until we had all packed up that we had a deluge.

“As part of the event this year we also organised a scarecrow competition in the village which was a big success in pulling the village together.

“That has always been a problem in the past because Surfleet doesn’t really have a central focus like some villages.”

About 16 entries were received and the contest was won by the village school, who will win a cash prize.

Proceeds from the event will go towards next year’s fete.