Always on the look-out for something new, this year’s Greasley gathering is all set, booked and ready to go!
Great activities, great entertainments and a great family atmosphere….
The admission onto the site is free…the bus rides are free…and many of the activities are free – the Racing Room bikes are back and this year there will be a Climbing Frame at the site, and a miner’s cave at Colliers’ Wood.
The red buses are booked and will be timetabled for this year.
Unbelievably the rain stopped at 10.15 and started again at 3.00pm; enough time for people to come and enjoy the day.
The Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Halima Khaled, opened the event at 10.45am and later enjoyed the ride on the London bus, going upstairs for a good view of the journey.
The buses were popular and the activities were very well attended. The Racing Room was a constant attraction, as were the Circus Skills. The Nottingham Youth Jazz Combo provided lively musical entertainment throughout the day. The choirs were greatly enjoyed by the public, in particular the Glee Choir whose programme in the Parish Hall proved very entertaining and later the return of the Community Choir, as popular as ever.
In the Sports Hall, the Rock ‘n’ Soul singers, a new choir added to the entertainments for the day, also drew the crowd. As did the Children’s Magician, Don Chamnbers…he not only had a crowd of chldren around him but also a large number of adults who were entertianed by his magic!!
…and the Creation Station, a stop off point for children to make something special and take it away with them, ran out of some of the activities they had on offer! A very popular stall.
A big thanks to all our volunteers, who made the day run smoothly.
And to those who through donations of goods, money, and time contributed to the event, enabling it to take place:
Broxtowe Borough Council Greasley Parish Council Greasley Sports Hall staff
Lawrence Vets QC Catering EMC Watnall
Gillotts Funeral Direstors Kevin Rostance (PA SYSTEM) Cllr. Barbara Willimott
Boots Thorntons Warburtons
Blue Monkey Brewery Reuben Shaw
Horse and Groom (Moorgreen) Queen’s Head (Watnall) The Royal Oak (Watnall)
New Inn (Newthorpe) The Forester’s Arms (Newthorpe) Hayloft (Newthorpe)
A special thanks to Blackmore Commercials – they don’t just provide and drive the buses but give us valuable feedback on how to improve the services.
The admission onto the site is free…the bus rides are free…and many of the activities are free. The main gate will be closed for public access. Pedestrian entrance onto the site will be off Dovecote Road opposite the old School. We will be supplying wrist bands again for families to use with children. Please take care with parking as the top of Mill Road will be coned off to give the bus access onto Mill Road.
We’ve decided that we need a 3rd London red bus to cover areas of the Parish of Greasley that are not covered…so that residents living between Baker Road in Newthorpe and Coach Drive in Eastwood have access to a bus throughout the day. The new route will cover Mill Road, Lower Beauvale, Greenhills Road, Main Street all along to Baker Road, as well as Pinfold Road.
There are new surprises as well as some familiar characters!
More entertainments, choirs, demonstrations and activities are already booked!
Watch this space for more news as we get everything ready for the day!