Make a note for Sunday 29th August in your diaries. Camfest, Chipping Campden’s own end of Lockdown celebration, has been approved for the late summer Bank Holiday weekend by the Recreation Ground Trust and financial support agreed by the Town Council.
An organising Committee has been set up under the Chairmanship of Councillor Chris Jones who is also Chairman of the Recreation Ground Trust. After over a year of constraints and cancelled or scaled back events – including Robert Dovers Cotswold Olimpicks and the Scuttlebrook Wake, it was suggested that we hold a local Community Event over the August Bank Holiday on the Town Recreation Ground.
A wide range of organisations, from the Football and Cricket Clubs to the Rotary and WI have been consulted and are more than happy to participate. Amongst the planned activities, the Scuttlebrook Wake committee have elected to hold the crowning of the Scuttlebrook Queen and other events , Campden Morris Dancers have agreed to perform, there will be an Under 9s cricket match organised by the Cricket Club, football organised by Campden Town FC, Rotary will be organising a Scarecrow Competition and the Allotment Association will be holding a produce display and competition.
Work is also underway to put on a musical event following the afternoons activities and we are hoping that some elements of the Dover’s Games can be included. There will also be plenty of space for stalls and sideshows.
The important thing is that Camfest is intended to provide an opportunity for local residents (including new arrivals) organisations and businesses to participate and help to revive the Town and our community spirit after a torrid 12 months; if you have an idea about other activities or would like to get involved, please contact the Town Clerk, Joanna Harrigan [email protected]