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Fête enjoyed by all, despite the rain showers

Posted on Thursday 13th June 2019 at 8:33 pm by Laura Mortimore

Photo of Filton Concert Brass playing at the fête.

Bank Holiday Monday (27th May) saw the annual Stoke Gifford Fête take place in the Trust Grounds, North Road. There was an excellent turnout, with an estimated 1,500 people attending the event, which included a fun dog show and (new for this year) donkey rides.

Although the strong winds and rain meant the inflatable slide and bouncy castle had to be deflated, the sun did reappear, and they were able to go back up again. The ominous grey clouds and occasional rain shower didn’t seem to put people off as the community came together to enjoy the event.

Madelynne, aged 5, who attended the fête, said:

“I had a great time – my favourite thing was going on the swing ride with my cousin Poppy!”.

Tanya Booth, treasurer of the Stoke Gifford Trust Committee, said:

“A great time was had by all at the Stoke Gifford Fête today. Filton Concert Brass entertained along with the Stokes Singers. Swingboats and tea cup rides entertained the children with appearances by Paddington, Paw Patrol and Mr Incredible. Marky Jay entertained with ‘Monkey Magic’ and Stoke Gifford Taekwondo demonstrated their skills.”

“Several visitors commented on how great it was to have a ‘whole community’ event with everyone represented, from the British Legion to the local pre-school, Guides and Scouts, WI, Little Stoke Garden Society and Short Mat Bowls to name but a few.”

“The event was organised by Stoke Gifford Trust who would like to thank local businesses, Stoke Gifford Scout Group, St Michael’s Church, parish councillors and other local groups and residents for their help in putting on the event.”

“We would also like to thank Stoke Gifford Parish Council for their generous grant of £1,000 towards the cost of the event.”

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Bank holiday village fête set to draw the crowds

Posted on Saturday 25th May 2019 at 7:50 am by SH (Editor)

Photo showing a general view of Stoke Gifford Jubilee Fête on Monday 4th June 2012.

The annual Stoke Gifford Village Fête will be held at the Trust Grounds, North Road [BS34 8PE], from 2pm to 5pm on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May 2019, writes Tanya Booth of the Stoke Gifford Trust.

This year there will be traditional rides, bouncy castles, donkey rides, entertainer Marky Jay, barbecue, tea and cake, side shows, craft stalls and much more. Paw Patrol, Paddington and Mr Incredible will be visiting too. Filton Concert Brass Band will be playing, Stokes Singers will be singing and Stoke Gifford Taekwondo will be staging a demonstration.

The stalls will include the WI cake stall, Little Stoke Garden Society plants and crafts, cupcakes, sweets and cards.

The Fun Dog Show is always popular at the top of the field, run by DAWG (a Bristol greyhound and lurcher rescue charity) and volunteers. There is an entry fee of just £1 per dog and judging starts at 1pm.

The aim of the fête is to provide a fun afternoon for the people of Stoke Gifford. The Trust Hall, Poplar Rooms and field are run by a registered charity after the land was left to the people of Stoke Gifford in the 1940s. This is a way of the trustees carrying out their charitable aims by providing a fun event for the village where local clubs and groups can take part too.

The fête is financed by donations on the day and a grant of £1,000 towards this from Stoke Gifford Parish Council. We do not seek to make a profit but need to cover the cost of putting on the event. The 1st Stoke Gifford Scout Group helps by providing tents, a barbecue and volunteers and members of St Michael’s Church and local businesses are among the many volunteers needed. Any surplus taken is used for future events.

There isn’t a formal charge to enter, but we do ask for donations on entry and for the activities and refreshments. There is no parking on site (other than for Blue Badge holders) and local streets become full early, so we suggest you leave your cars at home if possible. If there is heavy rain, the event will not go ahead for safety reasons – please check our website and Facebook page for updates on the day.

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Annual fête deemed a success by organisers

Posted on Tuesday 5th June 2018 at 5:45 pm by Laura Mortimore

Stokes Singers perform at the Stoke Gifford Fête.

On Monday 28th May, the Stoke Gifford Fête took place in the Trust Grounds, North Road. It had been a weekend of trepidation for the organisers as they hoped that the thunderstorms would all be over for the big day. Luckily, the rain held off and the fete had a large turnout.

Dave Addison, chair of the Stoke Gifford Trust, said:

“After last year’s heavy rain just before the start of the fete, we were very relieved that the weather on Monday was so kind to us and pleased that we had so many people turn out out for both the fete and the dog show.”

“We were also grateful for the continued support from Stoke Gifford Parish Council and the 1st Stoke Gifford Scouts, as well as local businesses and organisations, which makes the fete viable by providing resources and volunteers. Although, if any local residents would like to help ensure the continued existence of the fête, we would love to have more help with both organisation and running of the event.”

If anyone would like to become involved with the trust committee, please contact Dave or one of the other members of the trust through their website

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Five-day funfair comes to Little Stoke Park

Posted on Wednesday 14th May 2014 at 3:41 pm by SH (Editor)

Funfair in Little Stoke Park.

Local residents have five days to enjoy a family funfair that opens tonight (Wednesday 14th May) in Little Stoke Park.

The attraction includes large and small rides, along with game and refreshment stalls.

Opening times are as follows:

  • Wednesday to Friday (14th to 16th May): 5pm-9pm
  • Saturday 17th May: 1pm-9pm
  • Sunday 18th May: 1pm-6pm

Photo: Funfair at Little Stoke Park in May 2013.

Stoke Gifford Village Fete on Bank Holiday Monday 26th May 2014.

Coming soon: The Stoke Gifford Village Fete at the Trust Grounds on Bank Holiday Monday 26th May (2pm to 5pm). Fun and games for all the family plus a Fun Dog Show in association with Bristol Dog Action Welfare Group (DAWG) from 2pm to 4pm.

Attractions include swing-boats; tea and cake; archery; barbecue; Punch & Judy; quad bikes; bouncy castles; Taekwon-do demonstration; brass band; stalls; coconut shy; candy floss; art and crafts and lots more.

The fete is sponsored by Stoke Gifford Trust Committee, Stoke Gifford Parish Council and Stoke Gifford Scout Group.

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