Roll up for Greasley Gathering

Fun at the Greasley Gathering
Fun at the Greasley Gathering

Fun-seekers are being urged to roll up for the Greasley Gathering, which is being described as the biggest parish get together yet.

The second Gathering is set to be opened by the Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Stan Heptinstall, on Bank Holiday Monday (May 26) after a successful debut last year.

Events will be primarily held at the Greasley Sports and Community Centre on Dovecote Road in Newthorpe from 10am onwards.

Highlighs of the day include a bird display from the English School of Falconry, an inter-pub tug of war and a drum band performance.

Paul Tordoff, chairman of the fun day planning committee, said that he is looking forward to an exciting day.

He added: “There is a variety of entertainment on offer for everyone throughout the whole day.

“Most of the venues are in walking distance for people, then there are buses that can take people to the outlying venues.

“Come and enjoy the day.”

This year the planning committee have been able to lay on a wider event thanks to grants and other contributions.

Broxtowe Borough Council, Greasley Parish Council, Councillor John Handley and a variety of pubs and venues have provided grants and contributions to the committee.

Local and national businesses have also contributed prizes for the day, which will initially start at 7.3oam with people invited to go for breakfast and a walk at the Beauvale Priory Tearooms.

Between 10.00am and 3.30pm people will be able to take part in activities at the Greasley Sports and Community Centre, with events also being held in different locations throughout the parish.

Pub hospitality for the day will begin at 12.00 noon with activities at the Horse and Groom in Moorgreen, the Queens Head and the Royal Oak in Watnall, and the Forester’s Arms and New Inn in Newthorpe.

Free rides will be avaliable on two traditional London red buses for people who want to get to other fun day events in the Greasley parish.

There will be a Scarecrow Trail in Moorgreen which will lead people to Colliers Wood, as well as a craft and open day at St Mary’s Church in Greasley.

Tea, coffee and homemade cakes will be avaliable all day inside the Parish Hall, before the inter-pub tug of war finale at the Greasley sport centre.