PARTY, PARTY, PARTY!

Announcing the Party in the Park 2017

The Clare event of the year will soon be upon us!  Please make note in your diaries that Party in the Park 2017 takes place on Saturday, 1 July 2017 in Clare Castle Country Park and will be open from 12 noon until 6pm.

There will be plenty of food and drink options including a hog roast and barbeque, a beer tent, strawberries and cream, Prosecco and Pimms, an ice cream van or two and a tea tent.

There will be live music, Morris dancing, majorettes, games for children of all ages, stalls, crafts and demonstrations, a dog show, tombola, children’s entertainment, donkey rides, petting animals, vintage cars, roundabouts…These are just some of the treats we have lined up for you to enjoy: a great day out for all the family in a lovely location.

To get a flavour of what to expect follow this link to a review of Party in the Park 2016

Entry is free and there will be extra free parking at Stour Valley Community School car park.

Christmas is coming so……

Let us know your opening times over the Christmas period and we will share them for you… simply e-mail cca.webmaster@clareca.org.uk with ‘Christmas Opening’ in the subject line, include the name of your business / organisation and the times you will be open and we will do the rest.

If you have an event you can fill in the form on this page or e-mail cca.webmaster@clareca.org.uk with ‘Christmas Event’ in the subject line. Please include the following details… Business / Organisation name, name of the event, venue address, date, start and end time, a description of the event and a picture or two. We will add it to the event calendar and promote it on Facebook and Twitter.

Help us to make this a great Christmas for Clare and the surrounding area.

THE CCA NEEDS YOU!

Do you have a few hours to help the CCA?  The CCA has another busy year coming up putting on a series of fund-raising events for the community of Clare.  We have a dedicated group of volunteers who regularly give a few hours of their free time to assist us put on these events but we need many more.  With another Party in the Park extravaganza taking place next summer and a number of other exciting projects, we will need all the help we can get.

 

There are many ways in which you can help.  We always need volunteers who can perform all manner of tasks, from physical tasks at events and in the lead up to events (setting up stalls, carrying equipment, erecting gazebos and marquees etc) to less energetic, such as helping with pre-event publicity, using artistic skills, selling raffle tickets, persuading local businesses to donate items for the raffle etc.  Plenty of choice and to fit a range of abilities. In the days leading up to an event we always need volunteers with a van to move equipment around for us.  Is this something that you could assist with?

 

For further details, please contact Gary Brown (CCA Vice-chair and Volunteer Co-coordinator) by ringing 07718 205585 or emailing garybrown60@talktalk.net or fill in the form on this page

Clare Christmas Fair 2016 – Pictures and more…

Clare Community Association is delighted to say that the Christmas Fair went very, very well and we hope to build on that next year – we already have lots of ideas!

Lots of people through the door, lots of appreciative comments, lots of happy exhibitors and the church not only looked lovely but will benefit from the funds raised, which was the reason for the event as well as to bring some extra festive community spirit to Clare.
The CCA would like to express our sincere gratitude to Bill Perceval-Maxwell, Churchwarden, without whose tireless help and invaluable advice the fair would not have been such a great success….. and of course we offer a huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped before, during and after the event.
Here are a few images which we hope convey some of the fantastic atmosphere – although you had to be there to appreciate the music, hot chestnuts and complimentary mulled wine….
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Promote your Christmas 2016 event….. it’s FREE !!

If you are planning a Christmas event you can promote it on this website free of charge !

It is open to businesses, charities, clubs and associations etc. in the local area.

For Church Service times, promotions, sales, changes to business hours etc. add a news item by following this link

For events add it to our Events Calendar by following this link

The website is run on a voluntary basis so please allow us a few days to add your event.

We also promote entries on local Facebook pages, in the last year the website has been viewed by over 6000 people who have viewed pages over 28,000 times so good local coverage is assured.

Please note your event must be local to Clare (Roughly Stoke by Clare, Glemsford, Pentlow, Cavendish, the Belchamps, Ashen, Wixoe and Baythorne End, Ridgewell, Hundon and Poslingford).

 

 

Christmas is Coming to Clare this weekend….

Friday 25th November, Market Hill:

Clare Christmas Lights… The big switch on !

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Clare’s very own wonderful Christmas Lights are being switched on 25th November

Fun for children of all ages including:

Children’s parade, Santa, Entertainment, Fairground Rides, Food.

 

 

25/26th November at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, Clare

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5:00pm till 9:00pm Friday 25th, 10:00am till 4:00pm Saturday 26th

‘Polished Brass’, part of the Haverhill Silver Band, will be playing carols and Christmas music outside the church from around 6 -7pm on Friday evening when there will be hot roasted chestnuts on sale as well.

Come inside the church for a complimentary cup of mulled wine and a mince pie (or two) and to buy your raffle tickets before you choose your gifts and goodies. Our gift-wrapping service will also be available.
Clare Perfect Puddings will be on sale again at the Christmas Fair next – they are selling fast, especially the Triple Chocolate and the Luscious Lemon. Don’t miss out!
Here are a few more images of some of the lovely things which will be on sale.
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Clare Christmas Fair 2016 – Update

25/26th November at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, Clare

5:00pm till 9:00pm Friday 25th, 10:00am till 4:00pm Saturday 26th

‘Polished Brass’, part of the Haverhill Silver Band, will be playing carols and Christmas music outside the church from around 6 -7pm on Friday evening when there will be hot roasted chestnuts on sale as well.

Come inside the church for a complimentary cup of mulled wine and a mince pie (or two) and to buy your raffle tickets before you choose your gifts and goodies. Our gift-wrapping service will also be available.
Here are a few more images of some of the lovely things which will be on sale.  Clare Perfect Puddings will be on sale again at the Christmas Fair next – they are selling fast, especially the Triple Chocolate and the Luscious Lemon. Don’t miss out!
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Don’t forget, the fair will be open again on the Saturday when there will also be one or two new exhibitors.

The Clare Christmas Fair – 2016

25/26th November at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church

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A small selection of items available at the Christmas Fair

 

The new Clare Christmas Fair presents the perfect opportunity for you to do some of your Xmas shopping in the centre of town without having to travel elsewhere on the Christmas Lights Switch-On weekend!

Brought to you this year by the Clare Community Association, this quality event will showcase a selection of gifts, decorations, crafts and Christmas produce all in the atmospheric candlelit surroundings of the church.

You will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of something warming to enjoy while you browse the stalls which will offer a variety of goods including cashmere scarves and gloves, jewellery, cakes, sweets, teas, chutneys and jams, dolls, collectable teddies, pottery, turned wooden items, artwork, candles, felted gifts and toys, cards, decorative and stained glass and much, much more….PLUS the chance to buy one – or two! – items from the delicious new Clare festive pudding range.

Other refreshments will be available and you will be able to sit, relax and listen to some carols while your purchases are gift-wrapped if you wish.

There will also be the opportunity to buy some raffle tickets: great prizes and all proceeds will go to help maintain our lovely church.

With free admission this truly is an unmissable start to the holiday season!

For further details please email cjglover1@aol.com