Friday 23 September 2011

RECYCLE PC reports on the festival

ReCycle PC had a very successful day at the Chet Community Festival on September the 10th.

Do you want to come again next year?  If so please email us and we will reserve your stall again.  

If you haven't had a stall or entertained at the festival yet then please let us know as soon as possible so that we can fit you in... we had a lot of last minute requests this year which was wonderful but I know next year we will be over subscribed and don't want you to miss out.

Many thanks to all of you who came and enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to seeing you again next September.


Taken from The Loddon Eye 

Loddon at centre of Chet Community Festival buzz…

Chet Community Festival, Loddon
Saturday 10th September
On Saturday the Fire Station Meadow in Loddon, tucked behind the High Street and beside the Church, was filled with local businesses, groups, musicians and entertainers as the Chet Community Festival celebrated the diverse range of activities within the Chet Valley area. The event, which began at midday with a parade through the centre of Loddon, was a resounding success and was well attended until it finished at 7pm.

There was entertainment throughout the day with live music from local bands and arena displays from Kuk Sool Won, local dance schools Funky Feet and Centre Stage, and Norfolk Fencing Club. A wide variety of stalls covered everything the Chet Valley has to offer, from local craft sellers and charities to hand bell ringing and the Loddon Community Cinema.
Various games and activities kept both children and adults entertained but the most popular seemed to be the charity ‘stocks’, providing the opportunity to soak members of the community with a wet sponge. One of those in the stocks was local landlord Simon Peck who continued to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease Association, in conjunction with his support of Chris O’Flaherty who takes part in the Bupa Great North Run this year.
Organisers were very pleased with how successful the festival was and committee member Caroline Bown was keen to thank all those involved: “We were delighted at how yesterday’s festival went. The stall holders and entertainers were all wonderful and everybody who made the effort to come along and support it created a superb atmosphere in a beautiful setting. The Parade was really fun at the opening of the festival, everybody turned up looking gorgeous in all their uniforms. The food and drinks were delicious and the friendliness of all the people there made me really proud to live in this community. A special mention must be made to all the extras who have helped to make the day happen, some of them worked behind the scenes, some doing lots of manual work, some designing pictures and banners and producing them, the local businesses for providing financial support, donations and even a free bus service.”

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Sunday 11 September 2011


Thanks so much to all of you who took any part in helping to make yesterday's event so successful.

We were delighted that the wind held off and that the rain was only light and sporadic leaving most of the afternoon a lovely summery sunny day. have written a report and also attached some lovely photos of a few of the activities going on there. 

If you have any more pictures that you would be happy to send to us by email, please do

Many thanks


Saturday 3 September 2011


If you are parking in Loddon or Chedgrave or live there and don't fancy walking to and from the festival why not take advantage of our FREE bus service?


Far From The Madding Crowd
This Thursday
7.30 start
St John's Lecture Hall
George Lane

We look forward to seeing you there.

Monday 29 August 2011


are showing Oranges and Sunshine
Tickets are on sale at Loddon Garden and Seed Centre

The cinema want to acquire a professional screen later this autumn. To help raise funds for this they will be having a stall at the Chet Community Festival taking place on the 10th September.  It will be called "The Interval" and they hope to run a prize film quiz, sell DVD's and popcorn. If anyone has any DVD's that they have watched and would consider donating them for this fundraising effort please bring them along to the screening on Thursday night or take them along to the Parish Council Office (Tues and Thurs am).

The Festival starts on 
Thursday 8th September 
Far From The Madding Crowd