Countryside Fair

This year the Whittington Countryside Fair will be held on Saturday 1st September 2018.


Thanks to a number of new (and some younger) volunteers we are again able to run the Whittington Countryside Fair this year which will be held on Saturday 1st September 2018. We have set up a Fair Steering Group to manage the event and this new group is already proposing new and fresh ideas and activities for this year’s and future events. Having said that, this year’s Fair, the fifteenth consecutive event will maintain a similar format to previous shows with many acts and activities remaining on the agenda. For many years now I have threatened to stand down as Fair Coordinator. I am delighted to announce that a member of our community, Bob Wood, has agreed to take over the organisation for the 2019 event so we will work together and I will hand over the reign after this year’s Show, but offer future support if and when needed.
Three long serving members of team, Chris Millar, Megan and Steve Barr are also handing over their responsibilities during the coming months. My sincere thanks for their tremendous support and hard work over so many years.

John R Smith
Countryside Fair Coordinator

Fair entry prices for the September event are:
Adults £5.00, Concessions, (including children) £3.00, Family ticket £12.00. Children under five are admitted free of charge. Please do make a date in your diary and come along and join the fun on the Day.

New major Countryside Fair Sponsor – Jukes Funeral Services

We are delighted to introduce Jukes Funeral Services who have agreed to take on the major sponsorship role for our Countryside Fair this year. Jukes is a Lichfield family business providing local services for the people of Lichfield and the surrounding areas.
They are a Company that believe that people are the most important part of their jobs and understand that each and every family has different requirements and expect a professional, personal and dignified funeral service. They try and cater for all your needs.
Sophie Jukes is the Managing Director and holds qualifications with both National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) and British Institute of Funeral Directors (BIFD). She has held positions with independent and large group companies at various levels and has vast experience in all aspects of organising funeral services. Having grown up in Lichfield and coming from a family that have served the funeral service industry for many years, her move into providing Lichfield people with a trusted local independent service was a natural progression. Other staff members also have similar training backgrounds to herself and together provide the highest standards of care for both you and your loved one.
Organising and running an event of this magnitude could not take place without the help and support of many people and groups in our community. The Fair Committee consisting of Parish Councillors and other members of the community has already put hours and hours of time and work into the preparation, planning and organising of the event. Our sincere thanks to the Council and the many members of our community who help in so many different ways. Don’t forget, Countryside Fair day – Saturday 1st September 2018. Make a note in your diaries. If anyone would like to help out at the Fair or become more involved in future events please contact any member of the Parish Council or John Smith on 01543432848.

John Smith, Fair Coordinator.