2019 Village Fete – Sat 18 May

  • The Committee are absolutely delighted to record that the Fete raised an incredible new record amount – £8500.56. 
    • This is 49% up on 2018, which was in itself a previous record sum. 
  • The Committee would like to thank:
    • the Fete ‘regulars’ who managed to outdo their usual excellent performance,
    • the village newcomers who dived in with great results,
    • the stallholders who counted up accurately, and completed the takings/expenses form promptly,
    • the Silent Auction winners who all paid up without delay,
    • EVERYONE who helped out or just came along, had fun and took part so enthusiastically.
  • As Chair, I’d like to record formal thanks to the Fete Committee who this year were:  Jane Elliott, Fiona Collier, Bethan Bennett-Lloyd who had to stand down part way through the year and Pat Barretto our Treasurer who did an impressively speedy job with the accounts.
  • The slightly earlier date worked well.  We are planning therefore to hold the 2020 Fete on Saturday 16 May – ie again the week before Whitsun half-term.  Put it in your diary NOW!!

Traditional Fete stalls and Fun Activities for All Ages, with delicious Food and Drink including BBQ, Pimms and Beer tents to refresh you during the afternoon. Try your luck in the Tombolas, bid in the Silent Auction, have a go on the Coconut Shy, buy nice things at the Plant and Toy Stalls and there’s much more!  

In the Arena we are very excited to announce a great range of events including ‘Flyte of Fancy’ Sheepdog Demonstrations with Duck Herding, Vintage Transport Parade and of course – Egg-throwing

Fancy your chances in a competition? Do you have a dog, a camera or a broomstick? If so, you can enter the Dog Show – or the Photo Competition (see class detail in the Fete programme below, photos to be submitted on the day should be 9”x6”, dogs can be any size!!!), West Tytherley Scarecrow Flash Mob – Scarecrows with a Nautical theme.

It’s (just) not too late to pre-order your tomato plants, contact Anthea ASAP.

We’ll be asking soon for help with donations for the stalls – watch this space for details.

Fete Programme – all households will get one delivered with the May Parish Newsletter and there are spares in the Shop and Pub.

Festivities will continue at the Barn Dance in the evening starting 19:00h. Tickets available in the Shop.


The 2018 Fete was a great success!!

In spite of a rather cold and windy day, people turned out en masse and a good time was had by all – see the pics on the Village Square on Facebook.

The 2018 Fete raised a record amount of £5691.60 for the village good causes – so many thanks to the Fete Committee, all the volunteers before and on the day, and to everyone who came along and had a good time: we couldn’t have done it without you!!!


FUNDS AVAILABLE – Does your organisation benefit the local community?

Money raised by the West Tytherley and Frenchmoor Village Fete is available for village groups, facilities and initiatives which are for the benefit of the village community.  As well as for example the church, shop, village hall and school, it includes all other groups who are providing village facilities or benefit.

Now is the time to apply for a grant from the 2018 Village Fete proceeds.

To apply, read the guidance and fill in the form at this link: West Tytherley Fete funds application v1 2

Application closing dates: 30 September each year.

Golden Oldies Singing Group

A new “Golden Oldies” Singing group meets in Lockerley Village Hall on the last Monday of each month.


Find out more about Goldies – call on 01761 470006 or check out their website.

For transport please call the appropriate Village Care Group:

Thorngate Village Care Group

01794 340946 – covers Lockerley, East Dean, East & West Tytherley

Awbridge Neighbourcare

0845 094 6155 – covers Awbridge and Neighbouring areas Newtown, Dunbridge, Carters Clay and Stanbridge Earls


1st Lockerley Brownies

The 1st Lockerley Brownies is a vibrant pack that undertakes many exciting activities.

They meet weekly during term time on Tuesday evenings from six o’clock to seven thirty at Lockerley Village Hall.

Girls need to be aged 7 to 10. It recruits from Lockerley, Awbridge, Broughton, East and West Tytherley.

There are lots of fun things to do. There are also the traditional badges to gain and the oppotunity to meet girls from the other nearby villages.

For more info, please call Chris Goodman on (01794) 340098.

TwinkleToes Playgroup

There’s a new playgroup at the hall! Twinkletoes runs every Wednesday during term time from 9.30am to 11am.


6th Romsey Lockerley Scout Group

We welcome Girls and Boys into all our Sections and are part of the Romsey District Scouts.

Our Scout Headquarters are at Dennis Wotton Hall, Donkey Paddock, Lockerley, SO51 0LW. As a Group we own our building and Lockerley Parish Council kindly allow us use of the adjoining Glebe field. Our HQ is undergoing considerable refurbishment and the Building and the field are available for hire – please contact the Group Scout Leader for availability, more information and prices.

Want to join?

All enquiries about the Group relating to young people joining, fund raising activities, adult volunteering or the use of our HQ building should initially be addressed to the Group Scout Leader. The exception to this is enquiries about Explorer Scouts and those should be addressed to Andy Bravery andyjfb@gmail.com

Group Scout Leader

Sheridan Allman
+44 1794 340253
+44 7979 755772

Chair of Group Executive – Phillip Scott philipscott@hotmail.com

President – Colin Wade

Section Age Group Meeting Day Hours Section Leader
Beaver Colony 6yrs to 8 yrs* Tuesday 5.45pm to 7pm Viv Smith
Cub Pack 8 yrs to 10½yrs* Wednesday 6.45pm to 8pm Sue Smith
Scout Troop 10½yrs to 14 yrs Thursday 7pm to 9pm Andrew Smith
Explorer Scouts 14 yrs to 18 yrs Tuesday 7.30pm to 9.30pm Andy Bravery

* there is some flexibility according to maturity of the young person, waiting lists and agreement with Section Leader and Group Scout Leader.

Pilates at the Hall

The Pilates Group meets every Thursday at King Edward’s Hall between 6pm and 7pm.

It’s good fun for all standards is just £5 a session.

West Dean Youth Café

The café is open to youngsters from West Dean and surrounding villages.

The organiser is:
Emma Drage
Community Youth Officer – Southern Wiltshire Community Area
Wiltshire Council
01722 438927

Photo by luigi morante