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Feast of St Peter - Sat 29 Jun

posted 11 Jun 2013, 13:39 by Tomo
This year’s Feast Day event will take place on Gold Hill Common on Saturday 29th June starting at 10.00am. The festival celebrates a Right conferred by the King on the Lord of the Manor in 1229 to hold a fair annually in Chalfont St Peter, on the occasion of St Peter’s Day
 
Over 100 stalls will surround the Fairweather Insurance Arena on Gold Hill Common in Chalfont St Peter providing a range of goods, activities and information on local clubs, societies and organisations. There will also be a Fun Fair, Morris Dancing and a traditional Punch and Judy show. There will also be a dog show (sponsored by the Goddard Veterinary Group) and a classic car display. The Fairweather Insurance arena will host several activities during the day including school dancing and gymnastics displays and the classic car drive through.
 
The Parish Council stage will showcase a number of singing and dancing acts during the day and is the setting for the evening concert by Ultimate Elton and the Rocket Band, the UK’s leading Elton John tribute act. They will be supported by the band Leech..
 
The evening will culminate with the lighting of the Jubilee Beacon by the Parish Council.
 
Programmes will be available free from the Parish Church offices in Church Lane and will be being distributed in the village on the 15th and 22nd June from a stall opposite Budgens in the village. Donations will be sought and every penny raised goes towards local good causes. Programmes will, of course, also be available on the day.
 
The organisers would like to thank all of the other sponsors for their support – Budgens of Chalfont St Peter, the Parish Church, Gold Hill Baptist Church, Tim’s Dairy and Thorpe House School.
 
The organisers are looking to build on last year’s success and make this year’s event the “greenest” yet and, working with Change4Chalfont and Chiltern District Council, will be seeking to recycle as much litter and refuse as possible from the day. Those attending are asked to dispose of litter sensibly in the bins provided or take it home with them.
 
An important notice about Chinese lanterns
 
Please note that the sale and subsequent lighting and setting off of Chinese Lanterns will be completely banned from this year's event. Their use is against the bye laws of the common and they  can compromise the safety of people in attendance.

Anyone disregarding this notice may find themselves liable to legal action and may lead to the cancelling of the Feast Day event. Please do not spoil the enjoyment of the many thousands who attend Feast Day every year and comply with this important request.
 
An important notice regarding car parking
 
Please note that there will be no public car parking on Gold Hill Common at any time during the Feast Day event.
There is limited disabled parking on site.
We have made arrangements for the public car park in Church Lane to be free of charge and, during the day (10.30am - 5pm), a shuttle bus will run every 30 minutes between the car park and the Common.
We would ask that, if possible, you avoid driving to the Feast Day event as parking in surrounding roads is extremely limited.
If you are driving to Feast Day, please ensure that you park sensibly and show consideration to local residents.
 
Michael Day of the organising committee said: “We have enjoyed fabulous Feast Day events in recent years and, last year, we were able to distribute around £12,000 to local good causes in the community as a result of the activities. We look forward to another fabulous day this year.”

Full details of the event can be found at www.feastofstpeter.org.uk  
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