PIP16 – 2nd Planning Meeting

The 2nd PIP planning meeting was held last week.  The committee members (Clare, Jo, Adrian, David, Steve and Abbey)  were joined by volunteers Emma Speers, Bev Lewis, Bev Jane, Colin & Gemma Hodges and Ricky and Rory from RDV Film. It was great to see so many new faces.

Lots of actions, issues and ideas were discussed including:

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Groov-a-licious will be playing this year. They last entertained us back in 2014.

Music:  Groove-a-licious are confirmed as our headline act. Levi and the Bean are the support act. There will also be a kids disco before the bands start.

Tickets: Confirmed ticket prices will be £4 for adults and £1 for children aged 4 and over. Children aged 3 and under are free.

Activities: Gladiator Jousting is confirmed for both day and night, and best of all it will be FREE!  We hope to organise a friendly competition to find out who will be the Creech Champion!  Adrian Birch and his company Barracuda-UK has very kindly purchased a Tug of War rope for Party in the Park – thank you! Emma Speers will be doing Facepainting to raise funds for PIP,   thank you Emma!

Animals: confirmed we will have donkey rides again this year.

Promotion:  RDV have very kindly offered to produce a promotional film of the event – thankyou!

Raffle Prizes:  So far prizes have been offered from Spirit Health Club, L & R Autosolutions and Pioneer Window Cleaning.

Stalls: Previous stallholders will be contacted shortly about attending again this year.  Hot food vendors need to tender for a pitch this year.  Pre-school will once again run a cream tea and cake stall.

Our next meeting will take place on THURSDAY 17 MARCH, 8pm in The Bell Inn. Everyone who is interested in helping out at the event, or who has any ideas for this year is welcome to come along.  We look forward to seeing you then.

PIP16 – 1st Planning Meeting

The organising committee held the first planning meeting of the year this week. Clare Sampson, Jo Morrison, Mina Guest, Adrian Birch and David Knight were joined by Steve Greenhalgh and we’re very pleased to have Abbey Peebles back on the team this year.

Lots of important jobs were assigned to committee members (such as applying for licence, booking entertainment, booking food, contacting stallholders, booking security etc) and a range of issues were discussed including:

Tickets: prices will increase slightly.

Entertainment: hoping to book Groovilicious (who were at the 2014 event) along with a support band.

Activities: inflatables are booked and will have ‘Punch & Judy’ or or some other form of children’s entertainment.

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Can you win the Creech Bake Off?

Animals: reptiles are booked and we’re hoping to have donkey rides again, along with some other animal attraction.

Creech Bake Off:  very excited to announce we’ll be having our own baking competition. More details nearer to the event.

Our next meeting will take place on THURSDAY 11 FEBRUARY, 8pm in The Bell Inn. Everyone who is interested in helping out at the event, or who has any ideas for this year is welcome to come along.  We look forward to seeing you then.

2 days to go until PIP15!

Only 2 days to go until Party in the Park 2015. There is so much to see and do this year that this post is just a reminder of what’s happening.  Please look out for posters around the field giving you info on stalls, activities and schedules for music and games.

FREE STUFF – archery, petting zoo, reptile handling, miniature cars, music in the marquee, drama performance, tae kwon do display, dancing display, zumba class, tug of war, egg toss game, pirate puppet show, Punch & Judy, police riot van, fire engine, mini health check

PAID ACTIVITIES:  coconut shy, facepainting, train rides, bouncy castle, crockery smash, guess balloons in car, tombola, glitter tattoos, princess hair.

FOOD & DRINK:  ice cream van, bakery, candlyfloss, chocolate, burgers, fish & chips, cream teas and snow cones.

CHARITY/COMMUNITY STALLS:  Gardening club – including the scarecrow competition! Community First Responders, Charnley Cards, Children’s Hospice South West, Greyhounds in Need, Stand Against Speed for Bethany, SURE, Brainwave.

COMMERCIAL STALLS:  toys, aloe vera products, health products, home products, chabby chic, kitchen gadgets, hobby kits, fruit and veg, wood products.

SCHEDULE:  there will be displays, shows and music happening throughout the day from 12.15pm until 4pm.  See the full schedule so you don’t miss out.

RAFFLE: tickets will be on sale next to the gardening stall in the day and volunteers will be walking around in the evening to sell tickets.  £1 a strip.  See List of Raffle Prizes. Raffle will be drawn at 10pm on Saturday night, and you can write your name on tickets if you will not be around.

PARKING: Please, where possible, leave your cars at home.  The car park is reserved for blue badge holders and the nearby  roads for residents only.

AFTERDARK: Gates open at 6.30pm. Kid’s disco starts at 7pm with volunteers leading the kids in party dances and games. Mr Cover Lover will start at 8pm and finish by 11.30pm.  Bar closes at 11.30pm.

ALCOHOL:  Our bar prices are cheap.  Where else could you get a bottle of Prosecco for £8 with all the entertainment for adults and children that’s on offer? Please support the bar and DO NOT bring in your own booze.  It is a condition of our licence that only alcohol we sell is permitted on the field.  So if you want the event to happen again – please use our bar. Full list of the Bar Tariff .

We hope you have a fantastic day and night at Creech Party in the Park.  We’d love to see your pictures so please post them on our Facebook page.

Fourth PIP Planning Meeting

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Would you like to busk in our marquee?

The latest planning meeting for Creech Party in the Park took place last night at The Bell Inn with Jo, Adrian, Simon, Jane and Bev in attendance.

Buskers Corner: We are hoping to have an area in the marquee for buskers to perform in the daytime. The marquee will be setup with tables and chairs for people to relax and enjoy their cream teas – so some laid back music would be ideal!  We’ll have a small stage for buskers to perform on. Do you know anyone that would like to do a short set?  Would you like to bring your guitar along and give us a tune? Now’s the chance to show Creech your musical talents and maybe earn some cash in the process! Please do get in touch if you would like to be involved.

Volunteers:  We are still in need of more volunteers to help out.  Could you spare half an hour during the daytime event to help organise family games in the central arena such as Tug of War, Wheelbarrow Races and Egg Toss? We have all the equipment, it’s just manpower we are short of!

Groups/charities: We would love to get more local groups and charities involved – are you involved with any organisation that would like a stall for promotion or to raise funds?  There is no charge for non commercial stalls and we even have some games equipment we could lend you to raise money (eg cork guns, play your cards right set, stocks). Please do get in touch at info@creechpartyinthepark.com if you are interested or complete our form on the contact page.

Stalls/activities update:  More stalls and activities have been confirmed, including:  The Baptist Church will be putting on a puppet show for children and doing crafts; a stall called Disneypops Delights will be selling toys; the cub/scouts will be running a coconut shy;  the Pre-School will be doing cream teas and facepainting; homemade and upcycled vintage and shabby chic goods will be on sale by Mrs M Makes; kitchen goods will be on sale from The Pampered Chef; hobby kits will be available from Pixelated; yummy fruit and veg will be available from Riverford Organic Fruit and Veg; there will be lots of fun at Ruishton FC stalls including a crockery smash, football shootout and a guess the balloons in the car competition and Community First Responders will have a stall raising awareness of their role.

Tickets: Tickets for the Afterdark event were on sale during the meeting and we had a few people come along to buy theirs. Tickets went on sale less than a week ago and we have already sold 130 – so please don’t leave it too long before you buy yours.  Don’t forget tickets will be on sale at the Creech School Fayre on 16 May 11.30am-2.30pm or email tickets@creechpartyinthepark.com for full details of how to purchase tickets. Please note that child tickets can only be purchased by an adult.

Parking: We realise that parking is limited around the Rec Ground so we urge everyone to walk to the event and leave their cars at home. The car park will be strictly reserved for disabled badge holders and stallholders on a first come basis so unfortunately a parking spot can not be guaranteed even if you do hold a blue badge.

The next planning meeting will be on Wednesday 3 June at 7.30pm at The Bell Inn, everyone welcome, and afterdark tickets will once again be on sale (unless we have sold out by then!).

Competition – share your thoughts on bar and music

We are running another competition to find out what you want to drink and what you want to dance to.

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Please let us know what you would like the bar to stock.  Did we run out of your favourite last year?  Not have something you really wanted? Should we stock different brands this year?  For info – this is what we had on offer in 2014:

  • BEER:  Boddingtons
  • LAGER: Calsberg
  • CIDER: Thatchers, Fruit Cider, Parsons Choice
  • WINE: Pinot Grigio, Merlot (Jacobs Creek), Rosé (Jacobs Creek)
  • SPIRITS: Gin & Tonic, Vodka & Coke, Pimms & Lemonade
  • SOFT DRINKS: Evian, J20, Coke, Diet Coke, Lemonade, Diet Lemonade, Fruit Shoots,
  • SNACKS: Haribo, Mars, Snickers, KitKat, Twix, Crisps, Wotsits, Quavers

Our band Mr Cover Lover are guaranteed to get you up and dancing with their wide ranging covers list – but if you have a particular favourite let us know and we’ll pass the request on to the band.

To enter the competition, simply comment on this post below or on our Facebook competition photo. Everyone who comments will be entered into a draw and a winner selected at random after the closing date of 17 May.  The winner gets 2 adult and 2 child tickets. Good luck!

2nd PIP Planning Meeting

We had our second planning meeting last night with Jo, Clare, David, Adrian and Bev in attendance and we can now confirm a few more details of the event.

The band for the evening has been booked, a 5 piece London based band called Mr Cover Lover. Take a look at their song list and let us know what you would like them to play. If your favourite is not on the list let us know and we can ask the band if they know it. We want to see you all up dancing again like last year – I’ll be requesting “Uptown Funk”!

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Mr Cover Lover – 5 piece band will get us all up dancing at the Afterdark event.                     Photo: www.tarahcoonan.com

We’re finalising the food choices at the moment, but there will be several caterers in both the day and evening so hopefully something for everyone to enjoy.

Ticket prices for the evening event will be £3 for adults and £1 for 4-17 year olds. Children aged 3 and under are free.

Creech Gardening Club will be organising a scarecrow competition – we’ll give you more details as soon as we know more.

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Mr Mommets’ Punch & Judy show in 2013

We have booked donkey rides again and there will be free Punch and Judy shows with Mr Mommet.

We are still looking for volunteers to help out, especially if you fancy running some fun and games for all the family including egg toss and wheelbarrow race.

We of course still need sponsorship and raffle prizes too, so if you can help do please get in touch.

The next meeting will be held at the Bell on 24 March at 7.30pm, everyone welcome so please come along if you would like to get involved.