NORTHOWRAM SCARECROW EVENT 2013.
SCARECROW EVENT COMMITTEE
A nomination form for new members of the committee is now on line. Also look out for details of the AGM on the 17th September 2013, coming soon.
Committee Nomination Form
Please feel free to check out any committee meeting notes
as they are listed by date on this page.
The Scarecrow Committee has been planning a memorial to fallen servicemen and women to be erected on the land in front the Old School in Northowram Green (see picture of proposed site below). There is a Cenotaph located in St Matthews Church, however, it is understood that this will not take away from that monument but will be more central to the community.
The memorial will be a boulder about 1 metre in diameter. It is proposed to flat face and inscribe with appropriate wording yet to be decided. The boulder will be placed on a gravel base within a flagged surround 3 metres square. The remainder of the area will continue as currently landscaped.
The boulder has been kindly donated by Marshalls Plc of Southowram and local Stonemason, Kris Elvidge has offered to gift the inscribing. The project is supported by Ward Councillors and Calderdale Highways has permitted use of the area. Also due to the small scale of the memorial, planning permission is not required. Apart from the kind donations from Marshalls and Kris Elvidge the Scarecrow Committee will be funding the project from the Community Fund they have set up.
The Committee believes there is support within the village for this project, but, as a matter of courtesy are leafleting residents in close proximity to the site to ensure we have their support. Your comments will be welcome by 1st July 2013. To comment please contact either:-
Mr Andy Garrett
Chair of the Scarecrow Event Committee
Tel: 01422 202316
Cllr. Peter Caffrey
Thank you for any support you can provide to the Scarecrow Event. For further details please visit www.northowram.org .
Update for 2013 event
The 2nd Northowram Scarecrow Event has been a fabulous success. This is a community wide event and involves all the local businesses, community groups including churches, school and Scouts. Many of these groups made this year’s event an opportunity to fundraise for their own causes and made a donation to the Scarecrow Community Fund. All monies raised will be used to benefit/improve the village community.
This year we raised £1921 (as at 14/5/13) With some more pledges to come in we are confident we will exceed £2000 in the final analysis. At the Annual General Meeting on Sept 17th the Committee will present on how last year’s money was spent on the development of a war memorial for the village. This is an ongoing project and is the main objective for the committee, however we will welcome suggestions on how best to utilise any remaining monies after the memorial is complete and paid for. All members of the Northowram Community are welcome to attend the AGM and we will be looking for nominations this year for new members of the Committee as a number of people have indicated they will be stepping down.
This year there were 74 Scarecrows registered and many more around the village which did not register and therefore were not included in the judging. After intensive scrutiny the Judges named the following as the winners:-
1. Mrs Cluck and her Broody Hens
3. Cruella & her 101 Dalmatians
4. Jesus and the little children
5. Miss Can-do-better and her children
Over the weekend we had the following activities:-
• Treasure trail
• 3 Legged fancy dress charity walk
• Vehicle rally
• Car Boot Sale
• Pony rides
• Dog show.
• Raffle with more than 30 great prizes.
• Children’s crafts and games
• Face painting
• Bouncy Castle
• Scarecrow Lunches
• Tea & coffee
• Bacon butties
• Cream teas
• Live music
• Brass Band
At the Dog Show – Kia won `Best in show’ and there were many other categories and winners.
The winner of the Guess the D.O.B. of the dog was Ann.
There were 30+ prizes for the raffle all kindly donated by local businesses and individual members of the community. Most winners have now been notified and the numbers of those winning tickets without names have been published on the website?
The Chairman and organising committee would like to thank all those who supported the Scarecrow Event especially the Volunteers who worked over the weekend and Andrew Hutchinson who put so much time and effort into the questions for the trail, and the individual committee members who went the extra mile (you know who you are).
It is all much appreciated. We’re glad everyone enjoyed the event
Lee Rigby Floral Tribute.
There is a floral tribute at the proposed site for the memorial at the top of Lydgate and the start of Towngate. Please place flowers if you would like to support this tribute. There will be a meeting at 11am Friday 30th May at the site for one minutes silence.
Please contact Andy Garret at the Yew Tree Inn, The Green, Northowram for further details.
NORTHOWRAM SCARECROW FESTIVAL
MAY 3rd - MAY 6th 2013
|WHAT'S HAPPENING & WHERE ?
|Events and Times
||Scarecrow Treasure Trail... runs throughout the weekend. Get your treasure trail maps and questions from the Yew Tree and other venues around the village! £1
|FRIDAY 3rd MAY
|Opening B’B’Q at the Yew Tree followed by ……
||Live Rock & Blues Band `Headstock’
|SATURDAY 4th MAY
The Methodist Church
Children’s Crafts & Outside Play area
Soft Toy Tombola
Second Hand Jewellery
Second Hand Books
||Car Boot Sale & Bacon Butties at Shoulder of Mutton
||Nail Painting at School
||Children’s Activities at School: ► ►►►see below right►
||B’B’Q & Bouncy Castle at Robinsons Farm Shop
||Refreshments & Children’s crafts at the Methodist Church► ►►►see right►
||Scarecrow Café Lunches at Methodist Church
||St Mathew’s Church field Crafts & Games with Scouts
||Nail painting at Sarah Priestley’s
||Northowram’s got talent & Family party at Community Centre
Children’s Activities at St Mathew’s Church Field
Splat the Rat
Guess the number
Hook a Duck
Pick a Straw
Roll a 10 pence
||Yew Tree: Live Band. Red Star. Age range 18+
|SUNDAY 5th MAY
|10am – 4pm
||Community Centre: Table top sale with Scouts
||Children’s Activities in St Mathew’s Church field
||Refreshments, stalls & Children’s crafts at Methodist
Church (see list right)► ► ►
||Cream Teas at Methodist Church
Children’s Activities at Northowram School
Splat the Rat
Penalty Shootout Hoopla
Roll a 10 pence
||Yew Tree: Fun Dog Show. All Ages
||Bouncy Castle at Shoulder of Mutton
||St Mathew’s Church (Back Field):Cream teas & crafts
||Yew Tree: Craft Market. All Ages - plus afternoon DJ
3 Legged Fancy Dress Charity Walk route
Yew Tree (start and end)
Shoulder of Mutton
Windmill (Jack’s Bar)
Stump Cross (not in restaurant)
Sports and Cricket Club
Duke of York
||Live entertainment at the Windmill (Jack’s Bar)
||Queen Victoria: Live Band International Party Doctors.
|MONDAY 6th MAY
||Refreshments at the Methodist Church
|10.30 - 3.30
||Pony ridesfrom Yew Tree by Lynn Jagger
||Bacon Butties at Methodist Church
||Children’s Activities in St Mathew’s Church field
||3 Legged charity walk leaving from Yew Tree ► ► ►
||Bouncy Castle at the Sports & Cricket Club
||B’B’Q & Brass Band at Shoulder of Mutton
||Parade leaves from Yew Tree
||Northowram Club: Live Band Rising Tide. All Ages
||Free supper at the Windmill (Jack’s Bar)
|Police Van and Fire Engine - at various places around the village
LATEST SCARECROW PICTURES FOR 2013 EVENT
RESULTS OF THE PREVIOUS 2012 SCARECROW FESTIVAL AND PICTURES
The 2nd Northowram Scarecrow Festival held on May Bank Holiday weekend - 3rd to 6th May 2013
WINNING TICKETS - Please claim your prize from Andy Garret at The Yew Tree Inn.
GREEN TICKET 6-10 Murder Mystery Game
WHITE TICKET 41/45 Ladies Bag
The Northowram Scarecrow Festival is an annual community wide event. A committee that involves local businesses, community groups including churches and the school runs the event. The Committee wishes to be open and transparent in all its work. A Community Fund bank account was set up with two signatories and all monies raised will be used to benefit and improvement of the village environment.
In the first year (2012) the event raised £2235 and it was agreed in committee to erect a memorial in Northowram in memory of the villages’ war dead. This is an ongoing project, currently the plans are with the Council for approval. Once approved the plans will be displayed in the Library where interested parties can view them and comment. The money held in the Community Fund account may not be sufficient for the memorial so it will be proposed at this years Annual General Meeting in September to complete that project and donate any remaining money to the Community Centre who are raising money to repair their roof.
All are welcome to attend the AGM on September 17th at 7.30pm in the Shoulder of Mutton, where people will have the opportunity to find out more about the Scarecrow Committee and the Community Fund. Those attending will have the opportunity to ask questions, comment on proposals for the utilisation of monies raised through this event and be involved to whatever degree they wish to be.
MEETING NOTES FOR 2013 COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE MEMBERS SEP2013
SCARECROW FINANCIAL SUMMARY 2013
Northowram Scarecrow Festival
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 25th September 2012
1.Aims & Objectives and Membership
The aim of Northowram Scarecrow Festival is:-
•to enhance a sense of community in the village;
•to provide safe entertainment for all those attending; and
•to raise money which will benefit the community.
The objective is to raise the profile of Northowram village and to provide a community project that is inclusive of all the residents and businesses and community groups in the village and ultimately benefits the whole community.
The committee will have a minimum of 12 members, membership has been drawn from local businesses, community groups and residents. The Committee will have four officers, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary. The Treasurers role will be jointly held by two people to ensure checks and balances are in place. Other roles will be allocated to members as required and all members representing other groups will have an obligation to feedback to those groups on progress and decisions made. An Annual General Meeting will be held on the third Tuesday of September each year and this will the final meeting of the business year. All new members and officers roles will be voted on at the first committee meeting following the AGM. All meetings will be minuted and the minutes kept by the secretary. Voting at meetings shall be by simple majority. In the event of a tie, the Chair shall have a second and casting vote. The quorum shall be 50% of the minimum membership (i.e. 6 votes). In the event of too few members being present, discussions can be held and recommendations made to the next committee meeting but no decisions can be made. The committee will remain as is for 2013 and a Vice3e Chair to be appointed at the October meeting of the Committee.
Chairman, Andy Garrett thanked all those involved in the 1st Northowram Scarecrow Festival. Particular thanks were extended to all the committee and local groups & organisations such as Haywood Chapel, St Mathew’s Church and the Village Society, who worked so hard to make this year’s event the success it was.
It has been agreed that the money raised this year will be used to erect a war memorial in the village. Plans have been drawn up and are currently being consulted on and appropriate permission sought.
The Chairman’s report concluded by outlining high hopes for next years Scarecrow Festival.
The 1st Northowram Scarecrow Festival raised £2,235
£200 was donated to the late Dr Brown’s chosen charity, Cancer Research UK.
£210 was spent on printing, stationary, and sundries (inc. £60 for gazebo).
Currently there is £1,775.75p in the bank account.
Sally Garrett gave an update on marketing plans for the forthcoming year. It has been suggested that a booklet about the festival be developed this will require recruiting advertising from local businesses.
5.Open to floor for questions
Memorial to be erected in the triangle in the village.
Suggestion forms circulated at meeting, these to be available on web-page to enable people to have input to planning.
Time-line for next year’s festival to be completed by Jan 2013
Traditional three-legged charity run to be revitalised as part of the Scarecrow festival in 2013.
|Jonny Jowett & Dave Midgley
||St Mathew’s Church
||Formally the Queen Victoria
|Alison (MacGrath) Priestley
||Shoulder of Mutton
||Local Authority link
||Risk Assessment/Health & Safety
|Sharon Hill & Andrea Warrington
|Jack’s Bar manager
|David & Rachel Robinson
||Robinsons Farm Shop
||Northowram School~parent link (new role)
Committee contact: Andy Garret at The Yew Tree, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WE THANK ALL RESIDENTS FOR THEIR FANTASTIC SUPPORT