Royal wedding sparks return of fete

RESIDENTS of Great Cornard are invited to come together this Saturday to celebrate the Royal wedding with the village’s first community fete in decades.

The fete is the brainchild of the parish council, which decided to bring together as many village clubs and organisations as possible.

Traditional attractions such as Punch and Judy, a circus and a tug-o-war will run alongside attractions including a bouncy castle, a penalty shootout, sumo wrestling and a music workshop with guitars, drums and DJ sets.

The women’s institute will be serving refreshments, while the Scouts will be manning a barbecue.

Deputy clerk Nadine Tamlyn, a member of the fete working party, said: “We are really pleased with the response from community groups.

“We are having two marquees filled with groups so people can see how much is going on in the village.

“It has been a long time since we have had a community fete in Great Cornard – it is rumoured to be 50 years – and we hope everybody will come along and have a good time.”

The event is being held at the Stevenson Centre and the recreation ground from 1pm to 6pm.

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