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Lack of help forces fete to be postponed

MORE HELP NEEDED: Community association members Tom Keane and Tony Hale at the village playing fields.

MORE HELP NEEDED: Community association members Tom Keane and Tony Hale at the village playing fields.

There are fears that village events will have to stop unless new volunteers are brought in to help Great Cornard’s community association.

Tom Keane, parish councillor and community association chairman, voiced his fears at a recent parish council meeting, saying the group was effectively in “hibernation”.

It has already been confirmed that the popular village summer fete has been postponed this year as there are too few volunteers and committee members to plan and run it.

“We haven’t gone away and we never will,” said Mr Keane.

“But a fete is a huge undertaking that can’t happen with just one or two people.

“Some members of the committee have left or are involved in other things and some are only able to help in the organisational side of things. There are only around five of us now.”

He added that, at 52, he was the youngest member, saying the group desperately needed new blood.

Anybody interested in helping the community association – volunteers are needed at a host of events throughout the year – should call 07891 842105.

 

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