Ugborough Fair Week 2017
Fair Week 2nd to 8th July
Ugborough Fair was on the 8th July and was a great day in our amazing village square.
New for this year was the music tent, chicken racing and the children’s tent full of activities. There were plenty of stalls selling drinks, food and crafts as well as the book stall which was bigger than ever this year, and the infamous Bric-a-brac overflowing with treasures collected over the last 6 months. There were traditional cream teas served in the church and a proper BBQ in the square.
Fair week started on Sunday 2nd July with a football tournament, Monday night was Pizza night, homemade pizzas cooked in a proper pizza oven are served alongside the Family Dog Show. Quiz Night was on Tuesday and Bingo was on Wednesday. New for this year was a Landrover Rally on Thursday – an amazing parade of Landrovers and other vintage vehicles in the square. Food and drinks will be available.
Any enquiries – Shelley Hutcheon 07720765014 or email@example.com
Ugborough Fair Ltd (UFL) was registered as a Limited Company (Registration Number 9062467) on 29 May 2014 with Shelley Hutcheon and Owen Davies as Directors. It operates under the Model Articles for Private Companies Limited by Guarantee and managers the Fair Week through the Fair Committee which is formed under a formal constitution in accordance with Part 2 of the Model Articles.
The reason for establishing UFL was to provide a degree of liability protection to all those who volunteer their services to the Fair Week activities. The option of registration as a Charity was considered but the administrative requirements of the regulating authority for Charities places a disproportionate burden on a small organisation such as this. Having established UFL it was then necessary to comply with all the Tax and Insurance aspects of a Limited Company and on 5 Jan 2016 HM Revenue and Customs confirmed that UFL is a Charity for Tax purposes. UFL and Ugborough Parish Council have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding that permits UFL to take benefit of the PC's Public Liability Insurance.
When UFL was formed, it inherited a sum of £2,072.98 from the previous Fair Committee and this is treated in the accounts as a Loan which provides the bulk of the working capital required to stage Fair Week. Putting on Fair Week requires a fund of approximately £2,500: this covers a wide range of costs: licences, waste removal, purchase of consumables, advertising and signage, Tentage purchase/hire, equipment and furniture hire and the provision of prizes.
There are essentially three types of stall holders and events at the Fair:
some are directly linked to UFL and their takings maintain the working capital from year to year with an excess available for donations that are determined by the Fair Committee.
some pay for their pitch and raise money for local causes directly.
some pay for their pitch and are private concerns and we need these to provide interest and variety to the Fair.
The size and success of the Fair is directly related to the willingness of volunteers to help to safely organise it. The Committee is always looking for more people and it isn't necessary to commit to membership of the Committee, event volunteers during the week are always welcome.
Any queries please contact Shelley on 07720 765014 or email me from here.