Despite a damp day, Cuckfield donned raincoats to head down to this year’s Village Show. They enjoyed the usual fantastic exhibits and got to see who had won what. Fortunately there was no #chutneygate as Jill Archer was not on hand to steal the prize from winner Sally Forth!
After 11 years, the committee feel it is time to pass the organisation on to fresh hands so are looking for fans of the show to step up. To make this a less daunting task, they have been looking at ways to simplify the process and have taken the decision to try a new venue, so the 2017 show will take place on Saturday 9th September at Cuckfield Baptist Church.
Jo Roche, one of the outgoing team, says: “Although we love the traditional feel of a marquee in the beautiful surroundings of Cuckfield Park, it is not without its challenges. Not only are we at the mercy of the weather, but the physical work of setting up & clearing away all the tents and running a kitchen in a field is quite a task. The Baptist Church offers the right amount of space and has great links to the outdoor areas so there will still be room for the band and other elements which we love.”
The committee need volunteers to come forward NOW so they can shadow them for a year to learn the ropes, ready to go it alone in 2018. Jo says: “sadly if we do not get anyone to work with us this year, the show will not be able to happen as we need to ensure a hand over is in place.”
If you can help please email jo @ pjroche.com. The next meeting will be in November when next year’s classes will be chosen so it’s a great time to start.