Village party proved a popular attraction
A COTHERSTONE jubilee party attended by more than 250, has been hailed a big success by the parish council.
The event on Sunday, June 5, was split between the village’s play park and village hall, was organised by the parish council and community organisations Play@Cotherstone and Friends of Cotherstone School. Cllr Robert Johnson told fellow parish councillors: “People I spoke to enjoyed it. We had quite a lot in the village hall as well as in the park. The atmosphere was really good. The volunteers that came together, some of them were at the village hall at 8.30am and they worked all the way through from 9am until 8pm.”
Cllr Jenny Watson said the event was “excellent”. She added: “I think everyone was really pleased to see each other and it worked just right.
“It was nice that people from other villages came with friends and it was a lovely social day.”
Clerk Judith Mashiter, who helped with the organisation of the event, said picnics had been delivered to two elderly residents who could not attend as they were shielding.
She added: “They telephoned to say they felt so included and involved, and they wanted to thank the parish council.”
Total costs for the jubilee celebration were £1,021.89, paid for through a £930 grant and £100 from county Cllr Ted Henderson.
She said: “Lots of people made donations and have not charged for getting supplies. Morrison’s were also great, with 20 per cent off the cost.”
During the meeting councillors presented Ms Mashiter with a bouquet of flowers and aptly named bottle of wine to thank her for “going above and beyond” in helping ensure the celebration went without a hitch.