Community Events

Thakeham Community Events (TCE)

TCE is the group that leads on organising community events in Thakeham.  It is separate from the Parish Council, but receives occasional grants from the PC to assist with its projects.  In recent years (Covid permitting) TCE have focused on a main summer event (Thakeham Village Day) and a free Halloween Firework display.  TCE relies wholly on volunteers to make events happen and is always looking for new people to get involved, whether just to help on the day with a particular event or being part of the organising group.  To find out more and make contact with TCE, visit their Facebook page.

Past timeline of events

Thakeham Rocks – June 2022 (linked to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee)

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Village Day 2020

It will come as no surprise but it is with much regret that the Thakeham Community Events (TCE) Management Committee have decided to cancel the Thakeham Village Fair they had been planning on Saturday 20 June.
The main fundraising focus was for both the Preschool and Primary School. Given the current situation and the need for schools to focus on safe re-opening for students it has been decided the event cannot go ahead.
As the Covid situation and Government guidelines evolve, TCE will see if anything can be organised for later in the year and they hope to have a virtual committee meeting in the near future to discuss options.

2019 Village Day

The sun shone for Thakeham Village Day and Fun Guy Fest. There was a range of stalls and activities including bouncy castles, Fire truck, face paints, coconut shy, child talent (and dog) shows, lots of cake and our very own Parish Rector in the stocks! It was great to see the community (young, old and furry!) come out to support Thakeham Preschool and Thakeham Primary School. Local bands played into the evening. Parish Councillor Fiona McConnachie ensured we made the event as environmentally friendly as practicable. Bar “glasses” were reusable and recyclable waste was managed separately.
Thank you to everyone who played a part in organising or attending this year’s event. It really couldn’t happen without you.

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2018 Village Day

In September 2018 we brought this event to the new heart of the village at Abingworth fields, alongside the new Village Hall and other community buildings.  While keeping our strong links with local schools and remaining kid-friendly, it was a more ambitious event that catered for all ages, with a good mix of stalls and catering, and the whole event had a fun mushroom theme.

The evening Fun Guy Fest for grownups showcased some great local bands, with professional stage, sound and lighting support.