Future of Fete hangs in balance
Despite the success of this year’s event, the Loose Fete’s survival is dependent on people coming forward to help in its planning. Although, the Fete is run under the banner of the LPC, with support from councillors and clerks, and is held on the King George V playing field, which is owned by the LPC, its organisation and success has much to do with the support received from other people. This primarily consists of members of North Loose Residents Association, All Saints Church and individuals from the local community. Plus, the sponsorship from local businesses, including Nellsar Care Homes, who fund the printing of the Fete programme, Ward & Partners, who help with the advertising of the event, Vets4Pets who sponsor the Fun Dog Show element and Albany Funerals, who this year kindly helped sponsor the Public Address system.
The fete is well-supported and much enjoyed and is very much a community event, but like any enterprise, it requires preparation and planning in the preceding months. This is currently undertaken by a very small working group. The fact is that as the event grows, more such volunteers, prepared to be involved from the start, in January, (rather than just on the day) are required. If you live or work in the Loose Area, we would be interested to hear from you.