The Autumn village clean-uo day took place on a miserable, wet 12 October. Nevertheless, 10 hardy souls picked up a good quantity of litter from the village streets,
The Annual General Meeting for all MCG members took place on Tuesday 2 July.
The summer supper took place on 13 July in the village hall.
The Maresfield Village Fete (not a MCG event, but supported be the MCG) took place on 27 May.
The Collectors evening was held on 31 May
Our Quiz Night was held on 9 March at Maresfield Village Hall. A good time was had by all; even the losers.
The village Clean-up Day took place on Saturday 23rd March. A record number of volunteers (19 adults and 4 children) collected 22 bags of litter + 2 footballs, 2 tyres, a variety of large pieces of hard plastic and a glass windscreen.
The annual Winter Supper was held in Maresfield Village Hall on Saturday 12 January.
Our annual Christmas tree lighting took place in St Bartholomew's church yard at 18.00 on Saturday 1 December.
Summer BBQ at The Chequers pub - Saturday 11 August
Wine and Cheese Party in Dick and Ann Thompson's garden - Saturday 7 July
Annual General Meeting, Maresfield Village hall - Tuesday 3 July
Maresfield Village Fete - Monday 28 May
On the last bank holiday in May, some of our Conservation Group committee members helped out on the ever popular plant stall at the Maresfield Village fete. The plant stall is run by Dick and Ann Thompson and has a wide range of plants and flowers for sale.
Maresfield village clean up day - this took place on Saturday 10 March 2018, rather than the original date of 3rd March due to the snow. Those involved met at 9.30am in the Church car park.
Quiz night - Our annual quiz night took place on Saturday 10 March 2018 in Maresfield village hall. We had nearly 60 people attend and had 10 teams altogether. Pat Palmer was the Quiz Master and the Conservation Group provided a wide variety of extremely tasty nibbles. Good fun was had by all. The winning team of the evening was Wellington Gate Wizards!
Annual Winter Supper - On the evening of Saturday 13 January, over 55 members and friends gathered in Maresfield village hall for the annual Winter Supper. The hall had been specially decorated for the occasion and all sat down to enjoy a delicious four course meal prepared and served by Kelly Mileham. This was followed by a raffle, the winners being selected from a random number generator. The evening gave members the opportunity to meet socially with others from the Maresfield Conservation Group and raise funds for the benefit of the village.
The village Christmas tree lighting - 6pm, Saturday 9 December, 2017.
Our annual Christmas tree lighting took place this year in St
Bartholomew's church yard. There was carol singing and Father Christmas made a special visit to see all the children who came along!
Thanks to everyone who helped with the road closure during the tree lighting. Hopefully not too many people were inconvenienced.
Thanks also to St Bartholomew's Church for providing, mince pies, mulled wine and hot chocolate in the Church after. It was much needed on a cold winter's evening!
The Christmas Tree has been donated and decorated by Maresfield Conservation Group and we hope that all of Maresfield village enjoys it over the festive period. You can view all the photos here.
Remembrance weekend - 11 and 12 November, 2017.
The village of Maresfield was proud to be the host for Maresfield Squadron
(part of the Royal School of Signals) on Remembrance weekend, 11 and
12 November. A presentation about the history of the Royal School of Signals (delivered by the soldiers from the 11th Signal regiment) and it's
connection with Maresfield village took place in Maresfield Village Hall on Saturday 11 November at 7pm
On Sunday 12 November a special Remembrance service was held St Bartholomews Church, which involved the laying of several poppy wreaths at the war memorial outside in the church yard.
(Maresfield Conservation Group was not involved in the organisation of these Remembrance day events, however we wanted to make residents of Maresfield aware of this special occasion!)
On Saturday 7 October we held our autumn village 'Clean-up day'.
Our Summer supper, held on Saturday 8 July in the village hall, was a very enjoyable evening. We had about 60 people attending! If you missed it this year, we’ll be having the event again in 2018.
On Tuesday 4 July at 7.30pm we held our Annual General Meeting in the village hall. The minutes will be available soon. Read the AGM newsletter here.
On 29 May (Bank Holiday Monday) was the Maresfield village fete. The plant stall did very well as always. A big thanks to Dick and Ann Thompson and to all those that helped set up the Conservation Group stand and plant stall.
We were been busy making sure the village planters to the entrance of the village were looking bright and colourful. See our photos here.
Another successful event was our quiz held on Saturday 11 March at the village hall. We had 83 people take part which worked out at 14 teams. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening, which included supper – a traditional Lancashire hotpot with peas!
On Saturday 4 March, we and many other villagers took part in the ‘Great British Spring Clean’. This was a campaign to get people out and about by cleaning up their local communities, and is organised in conjunction with 'Keep Britain Tidy'. Plenty of local villagers turned up on Saturday morning and were given plastic bags and litter pickers. A big thank you to everyone who came along and helped keep our village clean and tidy.
Our annual winter supper took place in the Maresfield village hall on Saturday 7 January. The evening was a big success with 63 people in total attending. The food was of a extremely good quality and the evening ended well with the traditional raffle.
On Saturday 10 December, the annual Christmas tree lighting took place outside the Lodge, opposite the local church. Some Christmas carols were sung before the official lighting of the tree at about 6.20pm, and afterwards mince pies were handed round to the festive villagers. Father Christmas also made a visit and handed out small gifts to the children whilst everyone made their way into the church for more mince pies and hot mulled wine! We would like to thank everyone involved for making this a very successful evening.
Our recent clean up day in Maresfield village was successful, we collected many bags of rubbish.
Clean for the Queen: This was a national initiative being held over the weekend of 4-6 March 2016.
As part of the MCG Spring Clean–up, the Group registered for this event. On Saturday 5th March a clean-up of the housing areas not normally litter picked was arranged. On this day residents of these areas were being encouraged to tidy where they lived. As there was a low response MCG members went out.
The main 'Clean-up day' was on Saturday 19 March. There was a very good turnout of MCG members, 15 in total, several of whom had not assisted previously. This enabled all verges beside the main roads leading from the village centre to the three roundabouts to be cleared of a vast quantity of litter which was then collected by Wealden Council for disposal.
Several members of MCG collect litter on an ongoing basis and this is greatly appreciated.
The annual Quiz Night was held on Saturday 12 March in Maresfield village hall. There were 11 teams – a total of 66 taking part in this highly competitive event. The Quiz Master was Pat Palmer and a supper of cottage pie was prepared and served by Carole Wheeler.
Many attending had not previously taken part in the MCG Quiz and it is hoped that they all enjoyed themselves and will come again next year.
The winning team, a walking group, was led by Dick and Ann Thompson. Following the quiz there was raffle.
The quiz night raised £521 which will be spent on projects in the village.
Both our winter and summer suppers take place in the village hall. If you wish to hire out the village hall or just want to know about other events that happen there please contact them directly or visit their website.