Fab comments from providers getting ready for 2017

‘…love to come again’  (Ambucopter)

‘…thanks – look forward to it already…’ (Fran – Chocolates)

‘Hope your event is as fabulous as it always is – I’ll be able to come with my children this year and enjoy it!’ (Claire from Spudtastic)

‘…love to take part again and do a demonstration and then get people to have a go. It’s always a great day. (Deb – Taekwondo)

‘…love to come again. We had a blast last time!’ (Stormtroopers)

‘…we’ll be there. The Glee Choir love it!’ (Jill from Pulp Friction)

GREAT NEWS – 3rd bus for the day!!

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!

Photos from the Amazing Day 2016!

What a day!

Started a little murky, but by 12 o’clock the sun had come out, and brought sunshine to the event.
And what an event- much bigger and much better than in the previous years. Lots of things to do for families, lots of entertainments, creativity and refreshments.
The Stormtroopers were a hit – no dancing though! And there was something very imposing about Darth Vader.
The buses ran continuously from 11.30 until 5.30, as Blackmore Commercials brought 3 drivers and 3 clippies with them, so that there were no breaks. We are very grateful to the company for thinking of this. This is the first time we have used them and they were an asset to the day.
However the day would not have been possible without sponsorships and donations. We are extremely grateful to the following for their contributions:
Broxtowe Borough Council
Greasley Parish Council – grant and use of facilities
Councillor Phil Owen

Gillotts Funeral Services for providing volunteers as stewards
Warburtons for tea cakes and crumpets
The following made contributions for the Tombola:
Boots
Sainsbury’s, Kimberley
Thorntons
Blue Monkey
Denby Pottery
Crich Museum
White Post Farm

Programme for the day

10.00 am Open to the Public

Moorgreen Colts Under 6s exhibition match.

10.30 Ilkeston Brass Band

10.45 Arrival of the Mayor of Broxtowe and the Mayoress

11.00 Opening of The Greasley Gathering

11 -2pm Moorgreen Colts ball skills and challenges

11.15 and 2.00pm Dog Agility Display

11.30 London buses arrive

12.00 Glee Choir in the Parish Hall

12.30pm Don Chambers – Children’s magician in the Sports Hall

1.00 – 2.00 Taekwondo Display and Workshop

There are many other entertainments taking place throughout the day: Alex-Walkabout magician, Wonder Wheels Workshop, Inflatables and fun rides, Guests from Starwars, Playworks, Woodturners, numerous activities and stalls. And more……