Spring fair will reignite village community

Community-minded residents in Skegby are organising a village fair to try and re-ignite some of its lost community spirit.

The event will take place on Saturday 17th May on the Healdswood Field and in the community centre on Mansfield Road.

Aimed at all ages, a number of competitions will be held and residents are being encouraged to enter these.

They include dog shows with categories of Best Family Dog, Best Fancy Dressed Dog and Best Child Handler, produce competitions featuring best jam, best homemade cake and best homegrown vegetables, and a May Queen competition.

A May Queen (aged 11-18) will be crowned at the fair, alongside a Chancellor (aged 11-18), two princesses (aged two -11) and two attendants (aged 2-11).

The winners will be paraded around the village before the next fair and asked to pass on their crowns to the following year’s winners.

There will be races for members of the family, demonstrations in the main ring and traditional fairground games, such as raffles and guess the name of the teddy.

A number of stalls have already been confirmed including face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon modelling and nail art.

Stalls are still available at a cost of £15 and these can be booked by calling or texting 07970804223, or download an application form at www.facebook.com/groups/AshfieldFairs/.

To find out more search for Skegby Village Fair on Facebook.

All money raised on the day will be going to the local charity Supporting Parents In Crisis UK.