PIP 16 – 5th Planning Meeting

The 5th planning meeting was held on 12 May with Jo Morrison, Clare Sampson, Adrian Birch, Nigel, David Knight, Steve Greenhalgh, Bev Jane, Dee Finch, Avril Nelson , Colin & Gemma, Simon Hutchings, Ricky and  Rory from RDV FIlm in attendance.

    • Food Traders. Unfortunately we have been let down by the hog roast supplier and are struggling to find a replacement.  If you know of a company that may be interested in attending, please contact us. Don’t worry though, you will not go hungry as we still have BBQ, fish n chips, bakery and curry stalls confirmed for day and evening.
    • Sponsorship. We’re very pleased to confirm we have had several cash donations from local companies.  Huge thanks go to WJ (£500), IDN (£300), Redrow (£150), County Hardwoods (£100).
    • Bake Off.  More plans for the Bake Off will be announced soon, but for now get your thinking caps on for a spaced themed cake competition. Thanks to 9 year old Izzy and her Mum Bev for organising this.
    • Junk Modelling. Another enterprising 9 year old, Nathanial, is also helping us out by organising a junk modelling stall with a little help from Mum Dee.  See his test rocket for his Lego man below – awesome!
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Demo of the junk model that can be made at PIP.

  • Tickets. Tickets will be on sale at the School Fayre on 21 May, 11.30-13.30.
    Entertainment/activities. Professor Bumble will be making balloon animals demonstrating circus skills. Fizz Pop Science has been booked and will do science shows and workshops for kids.  There will also be a bungee trampolines and laser clay shooting.
  • Displays and family games. There will be a Drama display, Tae Kwon Do, 3 legged or Sack Race, Zumba, Tug of War and Egg Toss

Next meeting:  9 June 2016, The Bell, 8pm.

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.

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!).

Afterdark tickets now on sale

Tickets for the Afterdark event have gone on sale today and are flying out the door, with nearly 100 sold in the first day! We would urge you not to delay for too long in getting tickets to avoid disappointment.

Tickets will be available to purchase (cash only) at the following locations/dates:

  1. Wednesday 6 May:  19:30-20:30 – The Bell Inn, Creech St Michael
  2. Saturday 16 May:  11:30-14:30 – CSM School Fayre

Correct change would be appreciated when purchasing tickets.

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Band at 2014 Party in the Park Afterdark

Alternatively, please email tickets@creechpartyinthepark.com for full details of how to contact us to get your tickets.

Ticket cost:

  • £3 per adult (18+)
  • £1 per child (4+)
  • FREE for children 3 years and under

Further info:

  1. Ticket price is for entry only and does NOT include any food or drink.
  2. Food will be available to purchase on the night (burgers, fish n chips, bakery, vegetarian options).
  3. Our licensed bar will be run by volunteers and the cost of drinks will be kept low.
  4. The bar will also sell soft drinks, crisps and chocolate.
  5. Please bring your own picnic chairs.
  6. Gazebos will be allowed if they are sited around the perimeter, do not have side panels, and do not block the view of the band for others.
  7. Marquee, toilets and lighting will be on site.
  8. Only those with wristbands will be allowed entry by the professional security team.
  9. Please do NOT bring your own alcohol on to the site as our licence only permits alcohol from the bar.
  10. We strongly advise against bringing cars to the event as parking is extremely limited.
  11. No tickets will be for sale on the gate.

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.