Events


Quiz Night

Back by popular demand, we’ll be holding our second Quiz Night for 2019 on Saturday 26th October.

Why not form a team of neighbours and come along and take part to find out which road is the brainiest on Zebon Copse?

The quiz is being held at the Zebon Copse Community Centre. Doors open at 7.15pm, with the quiz starting at 7.45pm.

Tickets cost £40 per table of up to 8 people. Don’t worry if you don’t have enough people for a team, tickets for individuals who would like to join up with other residents on the night are also available at £6 per person.

Tickets are limited and selling fast so contact Mike Pope (mobile number below), or visit Rajan in the Spar shop to secure your place.


Bulb Planting

Sunday 6th October 2019 – Volunteers are needed to help plant spring bulbs around the estate. The more the merrier, so bring your family and friends (and your trowels or bulb planters)! Meet at the Community Centre at 10am.


Bat Walk & Talk


Friday 6th September 2019 – Discover the hidden world of bats around the copse and the canal, with a fascinating interactive walk and talk by The Hampshire Bat Group. Tickets are free but places are limited and going fast! Book now by emailing newsletter@zcra.org.uk


Photography Competition


The theme for this year’s Photography Competition is “Life in Crookham”.

Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:
7-10 years
11-13 years
14-17 years
Over 18’s
Peoples Favourite

Entries are open to all residents on the Zebon Copse Estate, Crookham Village and Dogmersfield.

Entries must be unframed and no bigger than A5 which is 148 x 210 mm or 5.8 x 8.3 inches. Presentation is important and will be part of the judging protocol.

Each entry must have the entrant’s name, age, address, phone number and email address printed on the back of the photograph.

All entries are to be posted in the letterbox of Zebon Copse Community Centre or handed into the Spar shop by 2pm on Thursday 20 June 2019.

Judging will be done in advance of the day and will be displayed in the Zebon Copse Community Centre during the fete. On the day of the fete, fete goers will be invited to vote for their favourite overall photograph.

Prize giving will be at 4pm on the day of the fete and after which entries may be collected.

Enquiries to chair@zcra.org.uk

A full list of the Rules for Entry can be found below.

 


ZCRA Photographic Competition Rules 2019
Theme: Life in Crookham

1. Prizes awarded for the following categories:
* 7-10 years
* 11-13 years
* 14-17 years
* Over 18s
* Peoples’ Favourite
2. Entries are open to all residents on the Zebon Copse Estate, Crookham Village and Dogmersfield
3. All entries must be taken within the “Crookham” area (as specified above).
4. Entries must be printed out and supplied unframed and be no bigger 
than A5 size (148 x 210 mm or 5.8 x 8.3 inches).
5. Presentation is important and will be part of the judging protocol.
6. Each entry must have the entrant’s name, age, address, phone number, 
email address & caption for the photograph printed on the back.
7. In accordance with it’s GDPR policy, the ZCRA will only use the entrant’s details for the purposes of the competition and will not retain thereafter.
8. Entrants can enhance the picture to make it brighter, clearer etc., but not digitally manipulate the from or content of the picture, or create a composite image.
9. Entrants must not be professional photographers. 
For the purposes of this competition, a professional photographer will be considered to be someone who makes more than half their annual income from the sale of their photographs.
10. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrants must be the sole owner of copyright in all photographs entered.
11. Entrants under the age of 18 years must ensure that they have the permission of their parent or guardian.
12. All entries are to be posted in the letterbox of Zebon Copse Community Centre or handed into the Spar shop by 2pm on Thursday 20 June 2019 in an envelope clearly marked “ZCRA Fete Photographic Competition”
13. Judging on all categories other than “Peoples’ Favourite” will be done in advance of the day and as many entrants as possible will be displayed in the Zebon Copse Community Centre during the fete.
14. All entries will be judged by a panel of judges. The judges will select a shortlist of three photographs (the ‘Finalists’) for each category which, in their opinion, best illustrate the theme of the competition. They will consider a range of factors including composition, technical ability, originality, presentation and interpretation of the brief.
15. A winner, runner-up & 3rd place will be chosen from each category.
16. One entrant cannot win more than one category (excluding Peoples’ Favourite).
17. One entrant cannot win more than one prize within each category.
18. The prizes are as stated. There are no cash alternatives and they cannot be sold.
19. Prizes are as follows for each category:
* Winner = £20 Amazon Voucher
* Runner-up = £10 Amazon Voucher
* 3rd place = £5 Amazon Voucher
19. The judges’ decisions will be final and no correspondence can be entered into. 
20. On the day of the fete, fete goers will be invited to vote for their favourite overall photograph to determine the “Peoples’ Favourite” with the winner, runner-up and 3rd place being the entrants with the most votes .
21. Prize giving will be at 4pm on the day of the fete and after which entries 
may be collected.
22. Entrants will retain copyright of the photographs that they submit. 
By entering the competition all entrants grant The Zebon Copse Residents’ Association (ZCRA) the right to reproduce the images for the following purposes: – Judging the competition & displaying at the fete
- Inclusion in any ZCRA publicity or printed materials (i.e. newsletter, website).
23. No fees will be payable for any of the above uses.
24. By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules and the ZCRA reserves the right to exclude any entry from the competition at any time and in its absolute discretion if it has reasonable cause to believe that an entrant has breached these rules.
25. The ZCRA reserves the right to cancel this competition or alter any of the rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
26. Prizes will be awarded at 4pm on Sunday 30th June at the Zebon Copse Community Centre. If any prize winner cannot be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made, the ZCRA reserves the right to offer the prize to the next lowest placed entrant.
27. Any additional enquiries must be made via email to chair@zcra.org.uk.


2019 Summer Fete

The 2019 Zebon Copse Summer Fete will be held from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday 30th June at the Zebon Copse Community Centre.

Stalls, real ale, tea and cakes, jazz band, BBQ, dog show, and more!

Bring your family and friends, and come and join in the fun!


Dog Show

The Dog Show starts at 3pm in the central arena.

Entries will be taken from the table by the centre show ring from about 2pm onwards.

Winners in all classes receive a rosette. Doggy biscuits for all entrants!

Classes

1. Prettiest Bitch

2. Handsomest Dog

3. Finest Veteran (10 years old, or more)

4. Best Puppy (1 year old, or younger)

5. Waggiest Tail

6. Loveliest Rescue

7. Best In Show (winners of classes 1.-6.)


Litter Pick & Easter Hunt

Each year ZCRA holds a litter pick around the estate, timed before too much vegetation growth hides the litter.

This year’s litter pick will be on Sunday 28th April.

ZCRA will provide litter picker sticks, heavy-duty gloves, and bags.

The litter pick will be combined with an Easter Hunt, with a free chocolate egg for everyone taking part.

Meet outside the Spar shop by 10am so we can allocate everyone into teams; we aim to finish by 12 noon. Wear sensible clothes and shoes.

Please come along, bring your friends and family, and join us in making our estate look amazing!


2019 AGM

The 2019 AGM of the Zebon Copse Residents’ Association will be held in the Zebon Copse Centre at 8pm on Monday 4th March.

All residents of the estate are cordially invited to attend and provide their input as to the role of the ZCRA for the coming year. Membership for the coming year can be paid at the door – just £2 per household (£1 pensioners).

A Parish Councillor will be attending to give an update on the Neighbourhood Plan and other areas of interest, and to field any questions.


Wine and light refreshments will be provided.

Please email chair@zcra.org.uk if you have an item you would like considered for the agenda.


Quiz Night – 26 Jan 2019

UPDATE – PHOTOS


Quiz Night 26/1/2019

Which road is the brainiest on Zebon Copse?

Well there’s only one way to decide… by taking part in the ZCRA Quiz Night on Saturday 26th January!

The quiz is being held at the Zebon Copse Community Centre. Doors open at 7.15pm, with the quiz starting at 7.45pm.

Tickets cost £40 per table of up to 8 people. Don’t worry if you don’t have enough people for a team, tickets for individuals who would like to join up with other residents on the night are also available at £6 per person.

Tickets are limited and selling fast so contact Mike Pope (mobile number below), or visit Rajan in the Spar shop to secure your place.


Call for Stallholders – 2019 Summer Fete

This year’s ZCRA Summer Fete will be held on Sunday 30 June 2019, in and around the Zebon Copse Community Centre GU52 0ZE.

If you have something interesting to sell or promote and would like a stall, please get in touch. Local people with their crafts are most welcome.

Stall holders’ booking form is available from zcraevents@gmail.com.

The annual ZCRA Summer Fete is an event for all the family, residents and friends, with live music, a variety of stalls, fun fair, BBQ, afternoon teas and cakes, competitions for children, licensed bar, ice-creams, dog show and activities.

 

 

 


Silver Jubilee Zebon Copse Fete a huge success!

As the sun shone all day, ice creams were in high demand.

The Zebon Copse Residents’ Association is proud to report that the 25th Summer Fete, held this year on 1st July at the Zebon Copse Centre, was an immense success. On this the Silver Jubilee of the Zebon Copse Residents’ Association, hundreds of residents enjoyed an impressive array of stalls, games, and food and drink from local businesses and groups in an event that brought together the entire community.

Following a two week online countdown, which saw details announced each day on the associations’ twitter feed (@ZebonCopse), there was a buzz of excitement as the 25th ZCRA Fete was declared open.

With perfect weather conditions, residents enjoyed a fantastic array of stalls from local producers, charities, and organisations. The fete was truly an event for all the family, with traditional games, a funfair, and practice metal detecting for children, and stalls and a beer tent for the adults. The ever-popular Hog Roast and BBQ was in high demand and, along with ice creams, soft drinks and beer from the drinks tent.Over 20 local stallholders attended the ZCRA Fete 2018, many from Zebon Copse.

Rowan Hill, stalls organiser, said: “This is my fourth year doing this and it has certainly been the best yet! It was fantastic to see so many stalls of such diversity and good quality from Zebon Copse and the local area itself”

The fun dog show saw a fantastic selection of the best dogs from the estate, with proud winners in all six categories. ‘Best in Show’ went to Ryan and Hannah’s one-year old Golden Retriever Nala.

Best In Show Nala (left) at the Dog Show 2018

The dog show was judged by Lucy King, from Paws for Success, a positive dog training group in Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire. She said, “They did very well in the very hot temperatures! We had some lovely dogs, sensible owners sticking in the shade, and it was nice to see an amazing variety of breeds, like a Boxer cross Staff and a Jack Russel cross Pomeranian!”. ZCRA’s thanks go to Lucy for judging the dog show so expertly and to Rowan, Jo and Barnabas for helping it run so smoothly.

Returning to the fete, local artist Flora Gare ran craft sessions for children and adults together in a packed craft area. The butterfly and dragonfly creations were immensely popular with local children, who enjoyed flying them around the showground throughout the afternoon.

The committee would like to thank all those who volunteered their time to make this fete a success. Particular thanks goes to Sheila Thorns, who has worked incredibly hard in organising so many aspects of the fete. Without her tireless efforts over the past few months, the fete would not have happened. Special thanks go to Rowan Hill for her expert coordination of over 20 local stalls and Barnabas Balint for all online communications. We would also like to thank Crookham Village Parish Council for their sponsorship of the Zebon Copse Centre, field and crafts.

A final thanks go to all our volunteers, stallholders and residents who attended and enjoyed the fete. Without the help and support of our team of dedicated volunteers, none of this would be possible.