STIRCHLEY LATE SUMMER BASH
REPORT & OSCARS
Saturday 06th September 2014
Well, what a fantastic day it was, all our volunteers met in Stirchley park at 07.30 am some had been down the night before to mark out the pitches (thank you Rowena) up went the first three gazebos, by the time this was done the stall holders started to arrive and it began to feel like it was really happening after months of planning, we thought it was over at one time as the mini cup’s & Saucer ride nearly got stuck in the entrance.
Suddenly at 10.30 I realised that the generator that was supposed to be here at 10.00 hadn’t arrived, another panicked phone call and all was well.
At 11.00 the park was quite busy but it was very overcast, but as soon as I declared the bash open, the cloud disappeared and the sun shone for the rest of the day.
The feedback we had both on the day and since (on Facebook & twitter I believe. If some of you could post on the stirchley.co.uk website forum boards that would be great.
We delivered approximately 20 unclaimed raffle prizes on Sunday, next year we will ask people to come and collect.
It seems everybody was happy on Saturday, especially the children, the sight & Sound of the children watching the punch &Judy show at least 50 children sat cross legged was a joy.
Did you prefer the bash in Stirchley Park or the fun day’s we had in Hazelwell Park.?
Let me know, either post on the stirchley.co.uk website forum boards or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Now for the OSCARS
Stirchley neighbourhood forum would like to thank the following:
IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER
ST ANDREWS HEALTHCARE, TESCO, TRAVIS PERKINS, MIDLAND VAC
CADBURY WORLD, SELCO, OAKTON ESTATES, LOAF STIRCHLEY
ADI KINGS NORTON, CAMERON PRICE, MAGNET
LICKEY HILLS GOLF COURSE, NATIONAL TRUST
BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME, AKASH TANDOORI
BIRMINGHAM POWDER COATINGS, WARDS FRUIT & VEG
CO-OP FLOWERS, GEM’S CAKES & BAKES, PRINTIGO
WATERSTONES BOOKSTORE, MIDLANDS CO-OP
MIRROR IMAGE, BIRMINGHAM BIKE FOUNDRY
SPECIALIST BUILDING PLASTICS, JADES HAIR
MARK WEBSTER DARTS, AKRAMS, FARMFOODS
SOPHIE’S CHOICE (OPPOSITE FIRE STATION) COTTERIDGE
EMPIRE GARAGE, SACHA HAIR DESIGN, CARTELLA HANDBAGS
VENTURE BIKES, TUMBLE JUNGLE, SUE JACKSON
STIRCHLEY WINES & SPIRITS, FITNESS FIRST
SPL BOWLING, GENTS HAIR, ATS STIRCHLEY, BRENDA THOMAS
CADBURYS BOURNVILLE, MUSIC EXCHANGE,
ASH TREE PHARMACY
I would like to thank the following for their help and support
Friends of Stirchley Park for getting the grass cut, helping on the day and cleaning the park up on Sunday (didn’t look like we had been there on Saturday.
Mike Oakton of Oakton Estates for funding the printing first aid & prize donation
Amey, Paul Edwards & Colin Jukes for the generator and donation from the soaking they got.
Chris Swann, for the Public Announcement Equipment.
Sandra Green, for the music.
Balfour Beatty, for the ground protection matts.
For the army of volunteers, who delivered the flyers all over stirchley & helped on the day.
For my wife Margaret who has had to put up with my mood swings for at least four months.
Roxie Collins & Kerri Leslie for, designing the flyers & posters.
Steve at Signarama for providing the banners.
Last but not least, Rowena Evans, forum secretary, who has handled most of the planning & paperwork & made it all go like clockwork.
Sorry it is such a long email & my sincere apologies if I have missed anyone out.
Thank you for taking your time to read it