RUSTIC 2020 is POSTPONED TO 2021!
RUSTIC FAYRE 30th AUGUST 2021
5TH JANUARY 2021: HELLO FELLOW RUSTICS, HAPPY NEW YEAR & A HAPPY NEW LOCK-DOWN!!
OUR HOPES FOR 2021 SEEM TO HAVE TAKEN A BIT OF A NOSEDIVE AS WE MOVE INTO JANUARY, BUT ARE WE DOWN HEARTED? NO!! WE REMAIN POSITIVE AND ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH PLANS FOR AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY. THE ARENA ATTRACTIONS HAVE BEEN REBOOKED, R.A.F. ALERTED, AND CLASSIC CAR AND STALL ENQUIRIES ARE COMING IN ALREADY.
SO YOU SEE WE REMAIN BOTH OPTIMISTIC & REALISTIC. THE HUNDREDS OF GOOD CAUSES THAT HAVE BENEFITED FROM THE RUSTIC FAYRE (IN ONEWAY OR ANOTHER) TOOK A BIG KNOCK LAST YEAR, SO IT'S DOUBLY IMPORTANT THAT WE GO AHEAD WITH ALL GUNS BLAZING IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING CLOSELY WITH ALL FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES TO ACHIEVE THIS, AND ASK YOU TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR IDEAS AND SUPPORT. OF COURSE WE'LL KEEP YOU UPDATED VIA THIS WEB-SITE AND THE POST-OFFICE NOTICE BOARD
THANKS & REGARDS, "RUSTY VERN" CHAIRMAN.
29th April 2020
Following a further review by Verwood Rotary Club, I regret to announce that this year’s Rotary Rustic Fayre has been postponed until August Bank Holiday Monday 2021.
We have been closely monitoring the unprecedented Coronavirus situation over the past few weeks and have explored all options. However, it has become increasingly evident that it would be both irresponsible and unfeasible to continue with the event this year, due to these uncertain and challenging times.
This difficult decision has not been taken lightly, but the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors, and contractors was our primary concern, combined with the effect to the local area, and residents. We are also very conscious of the potential impact that the event would have on the NHS, and other emergency services, which are doing an amazing job and we wouldn’t want to unnecessarily stretch their resources any further.
Our sincere apologies to all involved, We know how much people look forward to “Verwood’s Favourite Day-Out” - - - - the current situation is simply beyond our control! Be Safe and Keep Smiling,