Some exciting forthcoming events on Fair Green

Teddy Bear’s Picnic – Sunday 17th June

On Sunday 17th June there will be a family picnic with a Teddy Bear theme, from noon until 3 pm. There will be face painting, teddy bear stories, refreshments, Stanton Musicians playing folk music and enjoy a game of rounders. We will have a tea and cake stall, but bring your own picnic too.

Our next Car Boot sale – Sunday 8th July

As usual, we will be opening at 8 am, and will have a Fair Green tea and cake stall. Bag a bargain. Stalls are £5 per pitch.

Our marvellous Brocante for antiques and collectables – Saturday 18th August

These have been very special the past two years, and this one is promising to be just as good. A wide range of interesting stalls, plus tea, cakes and savouries from us. It will be on Saturday 18 August from 10am until 4pm. Stalls costs are £15.00 for a car and trailer or £20.00 for a van plus trailer.


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Planning permission approved for Jewsons site

If you have been following this, you will know that Monarch Water have bought the  Jewsons site and applied for a change of use to ‘light industrial and storage’. This has now been granted. They will be assembling water softeners. We hope this will be low impact for Fair Green, with fewer vehicles coming, and not much noise or light pollution.

There are some conditions attached to the permission, including:

  1. The premises shall not operate other than between the hours of 08:00 and 17:30 Monday to Friday and 08:00 and 12:00 Saturday. The premises shall not operate on Sunday or public or bank holidays.
  2. No external lighting shall be erected unless full details of its design, location, orientation and level of illuminance (in Lux) have first been submitted to and agreed in writing with the local planning authority. Such lighting shall be kept to the minimum necessary for the purposes of security and site safety and shall prevent upward and outward light radiation. The lighting shall thereafter be implemented in accordance with the approved details and shall be retained as such thereafter.

    Sounds very positive! Let’s hope they will be good neighbours. Andy Rackham has met them and thinks they are nice people.

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A brilliant Brocante 2017!

FG_Brocante_Aug17We had everything. Great weather, including some sunshine, lots of very interesting stalls, plenty of interested visitors, a great Fair Green stall selling tea, cakes and savouries.


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Brocante coming Saturday 19th August

Nearly full. A few more stalls are available. Contact Mark on 01379 651790 if interested.

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Lovely family picnic

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Last Saturday, 10th June, we had our family picnic for residents and their friends. We were blessed with lovely weather, but with quite a strong wind. Our usual tea stall was there too. We had two bands perform for us. … Continue reading

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Diss Bootcamp on Fair Green can get you fit

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Fair Green has a new owner

For the past few years, Fair Green has been owned by Michael Goodier, who purchased it from the Diss Parochial Charities with the understanding that he would work with the Fair Green Neighbourhood Association who would manage it. Mike is owner/landlord of a number of properties around the Green and wanted to protect his investment.

It has been a good partnership, with Mike attending most of the FGNA committee meetings, and helping us in numerous ways. Especially, without his help we would not easily have been able to resurface the roads and install the gates. I think most people agree that this has made a huge difference to the Green. We no longer have through traffic and no longer have potholes!

Andrew Rackham

Andrew Rackham

Now Mike has sold the Green to Andrew Rackham and his brother Richard. Andrew is the current chair of the Committee, and has done a very good job. He intentions as new owner are to continue to let the Green serve the community as best it can.

Come to our AGM on Wednesday, 16th November at 7:30 in the Backspace behind the Angel Cafe, where you can meet Andrew and question him about his vision and plans for Fair Green.


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