At the time of writing, the pandemic is receding but unfortunately, due to uncertainties around COVID rules and protocols, it has been decided to cancel this year’s Shipton Fair which had been planned for the August bank holiday. We would hope for it to be held again in future years.
On a more positive note, nearly all the allotments have now been taken and people are already busy tending their plots hoping for a productive year. Several new trees have been planted in the area as part of the ’20 Trees for 2020’ initiative. The new pond near the entrance to the allotment field (installed last autumn) is already looking a very natural feature and we have now assembled and installed a new picnic bench nearby. So, next time you are passing, take a seat, relax and let the world go by.