Monday, 18 June 2018

Fete held at likely site of new school

HUNDREDS of people attended the annual summer fete on Mapledurham playing fields in Caversham.

HUNDREDS of people attended the annual summer fete on Mapledurham playing fields in Caversham.

The event, run by the Warren and District Residents’ Association, had fewer attractions than in previous years as organisers had less time to put it together.

However, there was a record 62 entries to the fun dog show.

The animals were judged in a range of categories, including waggiest tail, best trick, golden oldie and best in show.

The show was run by the Peppard-based Ways and Means Trust, which also ran a café, while volunteers from Reading Abbey Rugby Club manned the barbecue.



Caversham Trents Football Club organised penalty shoot-outs and a martial arts group led by instructor Nazim Gokeczade gave demonstrations.

There were also fairground games, face-painting, a bouncy castle, an ice cream van and plant, book and bric-a-brac stalls run by local organisations including Chazey Women’s Institute.

The residents’ association held a raffle which raised £1,500 towards the refurbishment of the sports pavilion on the site.

The fete wasn’t going to happen this year because Reading Borough Council, a trustee of the land, was due to carry out the work but this was put on hold in April as the site is likely to be chosen as the permanent home of the Heights School, a free primary currently temporarily housed off Gosbrook Road.

Organiser Elisa Miles said: “The fete went really well even though it was smaller than usual. We don’t usually raise much money because it costs so much to put on but it’s worth it because it’s such a great event for the community.”



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