Report regarding proposed Melton Fete 4th June 2022
This report sets out the current position with regard to the organisation of the proposed Melton Fete.
The Fete is to maintain its traditional theme and we have secured most of the key participants who can deliver this. There will be the opportunity to widen activities to include a junior football challenge, nature trails and building bug hotels with SWT. Paws of Parham will be able to offer a dog show and dog agility along with local pet and vet businesses.
Stallholders, Demonstrations and Activities
To date 28 participants have confirmed that they would like to be involved in the fete. This includes 19 stallholders, 5 activity-based groups, 3 demonstrations and 1 ice cream van. Chris the Clown has confirmed.
We also have a food offer from MPC who run the BBQ and a wood fired Pizza van called Taste of Naples.
A number of organisations are yet to confirm they can participate and this includes Poppies Pantry, Melton Brownies, Suffolk Tai Chi and St Audrys.
Melton Old Church will not be able to participate neither will the Coach and Horses
Additional Participants Required
We are seeking additional stallholders including a licenced bar, sweet stall and face painting. Other stall holders will be considered should they come forward.
Fundraising will be put in hand and local business will be approached to include Flagship, Honey and Harvey, Poppies Pantry and those on Riduna Park and trading estate.
Advertising and Publicity
This will need to be put in hand once the programme and participants are confirmed. Date to be agreed.
- That members are asked to confirm that the above proposals meet with their approval and to make suggestions or alterations if required
- A small working group to convene monthly to co-ordinate and consider the logistics required to facilitate the fete. Cllr Gradwell, Cllr Darby, Cllr Taylor and Cllr Porter have volunteered. The group has met twice and substantial progress has been made
- Councillor Biggle to report back to Full Council in May
Councillor Charmaine Biggle