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Picnic On The Green

We are continuing to plan for this village event on Sunday 16th July 2017. We hope that as many Brackenfield residents as possible will come along with family, friends and a picnic from 1pm to 5pm. Well behaved pets on a lead are welcome. Children are also welcome to come with their parents/guardians, who will be responsible for them at all times. Please remember to bring picnic chairs if you need them and/or rugs and umbrellas if the weather is unkind (or for sun shade!) The Church Hall will be open so we can use the toilets and in case of wet weather. There will be opportunity for chatting with neighbours old and new, to find out what is going on in Brackenfield and how to get involved and to suggest ideas for the future. There will be information about the Neighbourhood Plan Process and Village Association. 

There will also be plenty of music and fun: 

• Fire engine and crew from Alfreton
• Our local Police Community Support Officer, Kate Hodnett
• Red Cross First Aider on site
• Drinks on sale, provided by The Plough
• Local History tales and stories
• Village Map...where do we live
• Music provided by Gypsy Jazz
• Family Treasure Hunt
• Welly Wanging competition
• Raffle (main prize, a night in The Lake District)
• Coconut shy; skittles
• Face Painting
• Drawing and colouring

Save The Date: Sunday Afternoon July 16th 2017 from 1pm to 5pm. Bring your own picnic for an afternoon of music, fun, meeting neighbours old and new. Activities for children. For more information contact

New Website For Brackenfield Village

There have been a few developments since a little group of Brackenfield folk started planning the “Picnic on the Green” gettogether for July 2017. Councillor Barry Lewis kindly offered a grant from the Members' Community Leadership Scheme, to help towards costs. We soon realised that in order to accept the grant and to obtain the necessary public liability insurance for the picnic, we would need to become a “constituted association.” We have, therefore established the Brackenfield Village Association with a committee of five people to start things going.

Many villages now have their own websites and they are a great way of sharing information and news, advertising events and businesses, cataloguing local history and linking to other organisations such as churches and Parish Councils, for example. Now that we are starting a Neighbourhood Plan it is really important that we can communicate clearly and easily with as many people as possible, whilst remembering of course, that not everyone is connected to the internet. Councillor Lewis is very supportive and has provided a grant of £465 from the Members' Community Leadership Scheme to pay for technical support to get a website up and running. Richard Smith, from Uxello Website Design is building the website and Martin Philips, who is a member of the Parish Council, is working with Richard to co-ordinate the design and content of the website, which is

If you have information, pictures or suggestions about what to include please contact Martin at There may also be businesses and organisations in and around Brackenfield who would like to be represented on the website and Martin is keen to hear from them. Martin has also launched an embryonic Facebook page: brackenfieldvillage. Do have a look and “like” it to keep in touch.

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