Claverdon village fete to return after 19-year absence

A fete is set to return to a village outside Warwick in an effort to boost community spirit.
Claverdon Village Fete is set to return.Claverdon Village Fete is set to return.
Claverdon Village Fete is set to return.

The Claverdon Village Fete is being organised by a committee of eight people in the hopes of bringing the village together, as well as raising money for local projects.

Becky Muller, who is chair of the committee, said: “I was told that it has been 19 years since there has been a fete here and someone else also told me that we used to have the national tug-of-war competition in the village too.

“When it was the Jubilee here it was so lovely as so many members of the community were involved. We don’t have that anymore. I am hoping the fete will change that.”

The fete committee is hoping to raise £10,000 to help community projects such as repairing the village recreational ground pavilion.

Becky said: “We are hoping to raise £10,000, so far we have managed to raise £6,000 from local business sponsorship.

“We are encouraging people to buy wristbands for the event in advance, which cost £2, so we can guarantee people are coming and that events can go forward but wristbands can be bought on the day too for £3.”

The Claverdon Village Fete will take place on June 25 from 1pm-4pm and will include tug-of-war, a dog show, a junior football tournament and a talent show.

There will also be a travelling scarecrow trail, stalls and vintage cars.

To buy a wristband go to Claverdon Community Shop or email [email protected].