Offwell Village Week taking place this month

PUBLISHED: 16:00 07 June 2016

Offwell Church. Picture: Terry Ife

Offwell Church. Picture: Terry Ife


The fun starts on Friday, June 24, running to Saturday, July 2.

An activity-filled week will be held in Offwell this year after plans for the village’s annual fete were shelved.

The Offwell Village Week will put on a variety of events each evening, and finish with an evening mini fete.

The fun starts on Friday, June 24, with a pamper evening at Offwell Village Hall from 7pm. Entry is £3.

On the Sunday (June 26), a cream tea will be held at Offwell Social Club from 3pm, while a quiz night will be put on the Monday in the social club from 7.30pm.

On Tuesday, a skittle night for the highest score for men and women will be held at 7.30pm at Offwell’s skittle alley behind the hall and social club.

On Wednesday, people can try their hands at bingo at the social club. Eyes down at 7.30pm, but doors open at 6.45pm.

A family rounders match will take place on the village playing field on Thursday, complete with a hot drinks and barbecue from 6pm.

On Friday, a race night will be held on the field with moon hoppers and a chilli supper, from 7.30pm.

If wet weather occurs or too many people turn up on the night, organisers will use the village hall to accommodate demand.

A procession will run on the Saturday (July 2), starting at 4.30pm at Woodlands Close. The route will take attendees to the playing fields in Offwell.

It will be headed by Offwell Primary School’s king, queen and princesses, while children in fancy dress will also take part.

The procession will feature men with decorated wheelbarrows.

Once attendees reach the field, they can browse a car boot sale from 5pm.

A tug-of-war will also be held, with the first pull taking place at 7pm. The social club’s bar will be open each night of the village week.

All proceeds go to Offwell Recreation Ground and Village Hall Committee (charity no 300915).

For more information, call 01404 831527.

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