Hemingford Village Sports Day Sunday - 2nd July 1:00pm

The village sports day has been running 37 years. There are  races open to the residents of Hemingford Grey and Hemingford Abbots from 0-3 being the youngest (20m) and various age ranges up to and including over 40's and over 45's races.

Race entry is free and all competitors get to take home a medal and under 16's get a free ice cream.

There will be lots of fun and games with a BBQ, prize draw, rowing challenge and many more activities.

Come along to the playing field, bring the family and enjoy a lovely day out at the Pavilion

 

 

Hemingford Pavilion Summer Festival 31st June - 1st July

The Pavilion will once again be hosting the Hemingford Summer Festival from 6:00pm on the 31st of June and from 1:00pm 1st July.

This is an event for all the family with plenty of activities for all ages. There's too much to mention here but click on the link below to see all the activities that are taking place.

Click here  to see all the exciting things taking place at the Hemingford Summer Festival

 

Disabled access and Pavilion lounge upgrade

The project to provide for disabled access to our first floor facilities and the installation of new doors giving open access to the balcony overlooking the bowls green is now complete. The project has been funded by the National Lottery for the stair lift, wider access doors, improved external lighting and folding wheel chairand by the generous support of members for the installation of of the bi-fold doors.

Check out the photographs  below:

Click here to view the stair lift

Click here to view the balcony

Click here to view the Lounge

 

 

 

Pavilion 'Access for All' project update

A stair lift was installed  this week on the outside staircase leading to the balcony. This was funded by the National Lottery and is part of the Access for All project which was initiated in 2015 with the grant being approved in 2016. The installation of the bulk head lights on the tennis netting as you approach the Pavilion from the car park was also part of this project as were the fixing of grab handles adjacent to all the steps on the first floor.

 

The next part of this project will be  the installation of double doors adjacent to the bar allowing wheel chairs or visitors with frames easy access to the Pavilion lounge from the balcony.  This work, along with the purchase of a folding wheel chair and the installation of additional lighting adjacent to the outside stairs,  was also funded by the National Lottery.

 

The Trustees approved the installation of bi-fold doors on the bowls  green side of the lounge which will provide a wide, open access to the balcony from the lounge. This project, along with the new disabled access doors, will involve the removal of most of the brickwork on the bowls side of the lounge opening up the lovely views of the bowls green and beyond. The majority of the cost of this work has been met by generous gifts from club members.

 

The preparation for the installation of the doors and bi-folds will start in the next few weeks and will inevitable cause some disruption as this will require the removal of some walls and  the installation of new lintels ahead of the installation of the double and bi-fold doors.  The bar will remain open during this time.

 

Meet The Director - Friday 17th February Pavilion Pictures

Pavilion Pictures will be hosting a special screening of Light Years, a film written by BAFTA award winning director Esther May Campbell and starring singer/songwriter Beth Orton on Friday 17th February at 7:30pm.

Esther will be joining us and will hold a question/answer session following the screening. 

This is a unique opportunity to meet an award winning Writer/Director so come along, enjoy the film and get a unique insight into the world of film making.

 

A Classic Affair - Classic Cars, Attractions and Picnics 2nd September 2017


We are pleased to announce that A Classic Affair will take place again on Saturday 2nd September at Hemingford Pavilion.  Proceeds from the event will be donated to charity.

Following the success of last year's event Quest Brothers will be hosting an afternoon of classic cars, attractions and picnics. 

Don’t forget to add the date to your diary and look out for further details. 
 


 

Charities benefit from Pavilion Tea Dances

Mike and Margaret Gledhill started running the Sunday afternoon Tea Dances at the Pavilion four years ago and it is now one of the most popular tea dances held  in the area attracting dancers from the local area and surrounding counties..

Since the Tea Dances started Mike and Margaret have donated over £2,600 to various charities including Marie Curie, Arthritis Research, Sue Ryder, Cambridge Community Nursing Trust and the Hemingford Peace Memorial Field.

Tea Dances are held in the Hayward Hall on the third Sunday of the month throughout the year 2:00pm to 5:00pm. The cost is £5.00 per person including tea and cakes. Contact Margaret 01480 383599

 

Tim Chambers awarded an 'OSCA' for services to Hemingford Park Cricket Club

Tim Chambers Chairman of the Hemingford Park Cricket Club, won the Heartbeat of the Club accolade at the Natwest Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards ceremony held at Lords Cricket Ground. Tim was presented with this national  award by England cricket star Stuart Broad and respected broadcaster Jonathan Agnew.

Tim became involved in  as a parent/player four years ago when a team for children was formed. Now the club boasts a senior side and junior sides at under 9, 11 and 13 levels.

After an absence of cricket at the Pavilion for a number of years its great to see the it back and our thanks go to Tim and his team of volunteers for making this possible.

Click here and here to see pictures of Tim receiving his award

 

 

Hemingford Peace Memorial Field 70th Anniversary Party 12th June

The playing field was gifted by Colonel Stewart Dewes Hayward to the villages of Hemingford Grey and Hemingford Abbots in 1946 to celebrate the peace that followed WW11 and it seems appropriate to recognise this significant anniversary by holding a BIG PARTY.

This will be the biggest event held on the playing fields since it was opened in 1949 

Te Hemingford Regatta Committee have kindly allowed us to use the marquee that will be on the playing field for the Regatta Ball for this event and  there are many activities taking place from music and dancing to a mini pentathlon and bowls and squash taster sessions.

The list of what is happening on the day is too long to list  so why not click here for details of all the days activities. 

Come along and join in our celebrations and have a great day out

 

 

 

Macmillan Charity Night in aid of the NewWoodland Centre.

Why not come along to the Pavilion on Saturday 28th April have a great night out and help Macmillan Cancer Support the building of the New Woodland Centre at Hinchinbrook hospital.

Music will be provided by Shades of Grey and friends and there will be the usual cocktail of raffles and games making this a fun evening for all.

Tickets, including a fish and chip supper, are £15.00 and can be obtained from Julie 01480 465092 or the Pavilion bar. Other menu options are available.

Click here for more information

Bowls green update

Excellent progress has been made re-furbishing the gutters and laying new block paving over the last month. The finishing line is now in site and thanks to a lot of hard work by the bowls members all is on plan for the start of the new bowls season. Click on the links below to get up to date with the excellent progress made since the project started in November.

 

Click here to view the progress and the admire the fine crew who have given their all to make the project such a success.

Major work has started on the Bowls Green

The guttersaround the Bowls Green are undergoing a major refurbishment over the Autumn/ Winter moths. There has been a gradual deterioration in their condition over the years and the work being now done will ensure that not only will they be sound for many years to come. As part of this project the block pavingwill be refurbished ready for the 2016 season.

This is a major project and the bowls club are looking for volunteers to help. If you can spare some time, contact John Mitchley john@bvleisure.co.uk

Click here to see the work in progress
 

 

Huntingdon Bowls Presidents raise £1,120.00 for Alzheimers Research UK

 Jessica Hiscocks,regional fund raising officer said " We are absolutely delighted to receive such a large cheque from Huntingdon County Bowlers. We can see how hard Carole and Steve have worked as Presidents and cannot thank enough for their support . There are over 850,000 people across the UK living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias,  including over 2,000 people in the Huntingdon area, despite this dementia research is still significantly underfunded compared to other serious diseases. We rely on public donations to fund our world class research and it's thanks to the commitment and generosity of groups like Huntingdon County bowlers that we are able to continue our crucial work."

Click here to view photo; 

Huntingdon County. Bowls presidents Carole Hickey and Steve Williams presented Jessica Hiscocks (centre of photo) from Alzheimer's Research UK with a cheque for £1,120.00 which was collected during their 2015 season.

Hemingford Bowls club success in the County finals

Hemingford Bowls club hosted the Hunts EBF County Finals on Sunday 12th July 2015 and the following Hemingford members were the county winners:-
Four Bowl Singles - Alison Wilson
Senior Singles - Pat Brace
Secretary Single - Lynda Childs
Senior Singles - Willy Day
Senior Mixed Pairs - Janet Chapman & Peter Reason
 
Hemingford also won the Victor Ludorum Trophy (presented to the club that has the overall number of winners/runners up. A Trophy won several times by this club.