Brookmans Park Village Day takes place today

06:49 21 June 2014

Former Spurs and England star Gary Mabbutt with a furry friend at a previous Village Day

Former Spurs and England star Gary Mabbutt with a furry friend at a previous Village Day


Corporate hospitality at Tottenham Hotspur and a signed One Direction book are among auction lots on offer at the 55th annual Brookmans Park Village Day.

The theme for this year’s event, which takes place today (Saturday), is ‘World Carnival’ which draws on the 2014 World Cup and its host Brazil, well known for its spectacular carnivals.

And that is not the only football link.

Spurs and England defender Gary Mabbutt is a village resident and regular visitor to the festivities.

The Village Day will open with a World Carnival-themed fancy dress parade, led by Gary Mabbutt, which will leave the village green at 12.45pm, heading to the school for 1pm.

Headteacher Nathan Hairon said: “The children having been learning about some of the World Cup countries this term so the theme of this year’s Village Day fits in very well with this.

“They are busy getting their carnival costumes ready for the fancy dress parade and I’m sure it will be a fun day out for them, their parents and the local community.”

As well as familiar favourites, this year’s highlights will include a bungee run, tug-of-war and a limbo dancing competition.

There will be a wide range of refreshments, including a barbecue, crepes, Indian food, licensed bar, fairground attractions, live music and pony rides.

* Full details of the day, including the auction and raffle prize list, can be found in the Village Day section of the PTA website at


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

50 minutes ago
Susan Webster with a memory book made by staff at Addenbrookes hospital has returned home after suffering from a fall on the 14th October 2014 caused by a Subarachnoid haemorrhage which left her in a coma for 7 weeks

A woman who came close to death after suffering a haemorrhage which left her in a coma for seven weeks is calling out to friends in Royston to come and say hello, as she returned to her home last week.

Some of the North Herts dancers taking part in next week's show

When one of the world’s best-loved ballets comes to Stevenage’s Gordon Craig Theatre next week you can bet that many members of the audience will be wide awake – keeping a sharp eye out for their young stars in the making among the cast of Sleeping Beauty.

Historian Fonz Chamberlain with artist Pippa Westoby, who has designed a potential plaque

An historian from Melbourn who has been campaigning tirelessly for a permanent memorial to the founding member of Pink Floyd is on the brink of success.

The A10 was closed between Foxton and Shepreth following a fatality near Foxton Level Crossing. Picture: @tweetingmk

Police have confirmed that a 73-year-old woman from Royston died after being struck by a train at Foxton Level Crossing yesterday.


Most read stories

Digital Edition

Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition