The planning and organising for every Fayre is carried out by the Staple Country & Craft Fayre Committee. But without masses of help from a dedicated group of ‘non-committee’ individuals, the Fayres would never get off the ground!
This small army of helpers has been made up of much the same group of
individuals for many years; although recently, we’ve added a few new members / lost a few members. The 2017 crew are:
Rex, Georgie & Their Team:
Rex and Georgie are invaluable members of the ‘non-committee team’ - and every year they and their team provide manpower, parking facilities, pre-event publicity, equipment and a great deal more.
Val Bartlett, Mary Harrison and Janet Alwright:
Val and her team man the Crafts & Gifts Stall. Val is also in charge of fee-paying stalls and makes sure that there’s a wide and varied range of attractions on offer at the scores of craft stalls around the arena.
Stan Robinson, Dave Burridge, Nicky Phelan & Friends:
Stan, Dave, Nicky and co. man one of the Fayre’s most successful and profitable attractions: the barbecue.
Nick Coulson & Friends: Run the popular (and profitable!) Beer Tent.
Trevor Bartlett, Andy Ragett, Pat Heathfield & Team:
Collectively, these are our ‘Refreshment Crew’ - and every year, their invaluable help ensures that The Refreshment Hall (an integral part of every Fayre); is one of the most successful and profitable elements of the Fayre.
Dave Kirk: Dave assists with the setting out / managing the field / the Sound System.
Peter Beer, Denis Freeman and John Hall: Run the Books & CD Stall.
Richard & Bonnie Barber: Run the Bowl for a Pig stall, every year.
Martin & Holly Bartlett: Run the Coconut Shy, every year.
Mick and Mags Burr: This year, Mick & Mags will be organising The Barrow of Booze attraction.
Kate and Phil Newcombe & Jenny and Ray Pullen: Will be running
Dennis Vickers & Team: Will once again be running The (newly re-positioned) Produce & Craft Show.
Penny Hislop & Jackie Erickson: Will be running the Grand Draw.
Neil Bennett: Will run the Pimm’s Bar.
Carol Kirk: Runs the Bric-a-Brac stall.
Lucy Hill and Claire Moore: Will be running The Bouncy Castle.
Emma Bowey: Will be running the Balloons in a Car Stall.