Another successful free kite making workshop was held in the village hall today, thanks to Mike Timmins pictured below who led the workshop. It was not clear who were the most enthusiastic, the parents or the children! Despite a rare day with little wind all the kites made were successfully flown. If you have and idea for an event like this please contact OPRA.
Take a look at the January 2015 edition of the OPRA Newsletter.
Thanks to all those who came along on Sunday to enjoy our fireworks.
Thanks also to Aly Prowse for lighting the beacon (wood supplied courtesy of the Village Hall!), and to all those volunteers who helped make it happen.
And here’s a photo taken by a junior member of our community!
“Kids” from three years old to nearly ninety, constructed sled kites in the village hall under the expert tuition of Mike Timmins and afterwards successfully flew them all on the common.
Many thanks to all those of you who supported this weekend’s Fete and Pig Roast. Whether you helped with the planning and preparation, donated things to sell, helped on the day by running a stall or even clearing up afterwards – small army was involved in making it happen and your efforts are very much appreciated. Of course, a special thank you to all those who supported us by coming along on the day.
Take a look at all the pictures from the Fete
2pm – 5pm Saturday 5th July – the Common Combwich
Come and enjoy a day out at the OPRA Combwich Fete with lots of things to do for all the family, including a display by the Nelson School of Dancing, the ever popular Dog Show, Bouncy Castle, Cuthbert the Clown, Face Painting, Skittles, Short Mat Bowls and many more activities and stalls. If you are in need of a drink there will be a licensed bar, barbeque and cream teas are also available.
And in the evening at 7.30pm – The Pig Roast with Live Music at the Anchor. There will be a lucky ticket number draw and the Fete Raffle will be drawn with £100 going to the lucky winner and lots of other prizes will be drawn. Tickets Adults £10 under 18s with an adult £2 available from the Anchor and the Post Office
The Firework Display due to be held this evening (Sunday) has been postponed because of the severe weather forecast. It will now be held at 6pm Sunday 17th November. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
A walk along the river bank to Steart has been organised for this Sunday starting from the Anchor Inn Combwich at 10am. As you will know the River Parrett will be breached later in the summer to form the new wetland habitat and it will no longer be possible to walk the whole of this route (an alternative route will be open soon.)