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hub2from Gill Ashby
Chairman Longstanton Village Institute Trustees

On Saturday 9th April at the Village Institute there was the Village Drop-In where all 4 sets of plans from the architects were on show for everyone to comment.

2 sets of drawings were seen as clear favourites, those from Martindales and from Saunders Boston. These architects have now been invited to present to the Village Institute Trustees to begin to get costs and an overall plan, taking into account all comments raised.

We now start on the exciting part – to put the whole plan together As I explained in my earlier report, we now have to start a process for funding the new build. The village will be expected to raise as much money as possible to help finance this amazing facility.

At the Hatton Spring Fair the plans from the 2 most popular architects were on show. We were looking for ideas on what activities people had seen, enjoyed taking part in and could see working in Longstanton to raise money.

The following brilliant ideas were put forward, and can also be added to.

Auction of Promises
Barn Dance
Ball
Disco and Dances for various ages
Ceilidh
Wine- and Cheese-Tasting
Race Night, Fish & Chip Supper
Live Music, Comedy and Open Mic nights
Bingo
Fashion Show
Quiz nights
Swimming competition
Dressing up day at school
Cake stalls / coffee mornings
Sponsored Sky Dive

Car Boot Sale /Furniture sale / Toy sale
Clothes swap
Family Fun Day / stocks/ water fights
Sports Day
‘Run-round-and-scream’ day (mainly toddlers!)
Sponsored run, bike ride, walk, skate, scooter
Cooking bake-offs, Speciality foods,
Curry Nights etc
Farmers Market
Open Gardens
Skills exchange
Just Giving page with a text number
Sponsor a brick / tree/ chair/
How many bricks will it take to build competitions

So now we have some amazing ideas and we will be putting together a new events committee to bring this together. We anticipate a two-year programme of activities to raise money for the new build and the facilities within it.

We are always looking for new ideas and people to help, so please come forward and help build a facility for the future of Longstanton that  we can all be proud of.

Gill Ashby

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