Frampton Festival is on the move

Saturday July 13

2pm to 10pm

Crossbow Playing Fields, School Road, Frampton Cotterell

Free

THE Frampton Festival is moving to a new home, for one year only.

The free event usually takes place each year on Centenary Field at Mill Lane.

But due to a wall collapsing and preventing large vehicles from accessing the site, this year’s event has been moved to the Park at Crossbow Playing Fields, School Road.

South Gloucestershire Council have put barriers around the fallen wall for safety reasons, which means that lorries and cars with trailers would be unable to manage the tight turn into Centenary Field.

Further down Mill Lane, work is planned to improve access – but there was no guarantee that it would be carried out before the event on July 13, so the committee decided to find another site.

Frampton Festival

Crowds at last year's Frampton Festival

Committee member Ian Haddrell said: “We wanted to keep it within Frampton, centrally if possible, and luckily The Park is there; it’s not the same as Centenary Field but it is a venue to ensure that the festival carries on this year.

The organising committee are extremely grateful to Frampton Cotterell Parish Council for their help and for permitting the use of The Park.

The firework display will take place, but, of course, there will no lighting of the beacon.”

The other part of the event which won’t take place at The Park is the outdoor church service planned for July 14, because there is a cricket match there on the Sunday.

All the usual attractions will still be at the event, amongst them the steam engine rides, a dog show, fairground rides and the treasure hunt.

For children in particular there is free circus skills training and a Punch and Judy show.

The live entertainment throughout includes the Thornbury Town Band, Jodie Mellor, Winterbourne Academy Band and Hicktown Breakout.

The stalls feature hair braiding, rainbow glass creations, face painting, the Frampton Cotterell Community Association and the WI cake stall, among others.

There will also be a water station for refilling water bottles, provided by the parish council to cut down on plastic waste.

The festival is a free event for local people and any profit made by the organisers goes towards securing its future. It is supported by grants from Frampton and Westerleigh parish councils.

Anyone attending is asked to walk to The Park if at all possible to keep traffic congestion to a minimum.

The event takes place on July 13 from 2-10pm.