Marks Tey Parish Council are to hold the very first Village Fete on the 18th August. All money raised at the fete will go towards supporting community focused projects, such as litter picks, Community Picnics (aimed at local families), a Young at Heart group for over 50s and much more.

Marks Tey is a village split by the A12 the A120, and it could be said it’s a village divided. Over the past few years with the continuing burden of budget cuts and the pressure on the village to expand with the largest “garden community” being proposed at Marks Tey, some resident have been left feeling a lack of community spirit.

Cllr Susan Moakes-Cooke said:

“A group of volunteers have worked really hard over the past few months to
put together an inclusive event that will showcase how far the community
has come, and will provide a fun-filled day for everyone.

“The ever-looming possibility of the possible large scale development facing
Marks Tey has meant that community spirit has become vital, and so the
Parish Council has worked hard to help bring some harmony into the

The fete will take place at the Parish Hall on Old London Road, and will be
on from 12-4pm. There will be over 50 craft/local business stalls, pony
rides, a petting zoo, children’s activities and a range of rides, games and
inflatables. The fete will have lots of traditional stalls such as a
raffle, tombola, face painting, beer tent and much more.

Local groups will be providing entertainment all day and there will be a range of catering to suit everyone.

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