2018 News


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.


 


Successful Litter Pick 7 April 2018

The Zebon Copse Residents’ Association held another successful litter pick around the estate on Saturday 7th April 2018.

As with last year, a team of geocaching enthusiasts of all ages, coordinated by Zebon Copse resident Barnabas Balint, met for a Cache In Trash Out (CITO) event to support volunteer residents.

This event was run jointly by the Zebon Copse Residents Association (ZCRA) and Geocaching enthusiasts taking part in CITO (Cache In Trash Out, an activity where people combine litter picking with orienteering activities – see www.geocaching.com/cito).

The volunteer litter pickers took to the streets, paths and streams of the Zebon Copse estate for what was an immensely successful event. There was an excellent turnout on this beautiful sunny Saturday and much litter was collected. As well as large quantities of the usual food wrappers, cans and bottles, they retrieved some rather unusual items: a pipe, a broken artificial Christmas tree, and an empty toolbox.

This Easter edition of the Litter Pick also included an Easter Hunt, in which children searched for clues around the estate to claim a chocolate prize kindly donated by Rajan from the local SPAR shop.

The ZCRA committee is very grateful to the geocachers for their continued support of these litter picks. We have run these joint litter picks for several years now, this event being the 9th and most definitely not the last!

We would also like to thank Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council for their support in removing the rubbish collected.

The attached picture shows some of the volunteers and the rubbish they collected.


ZCRA AGM 2018

Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting for the Zebon Copse Residents’ Association.

All residents of Zebon Copse are invited to attend and make their inputs to the plans for ZCRA for the coming year and enjoy light refreshments and a glass of wine. The Zebon Copse Ranger plus Parish and District Councillors have been invited.

Event: ZCRA AGM

Time: Thursday 15 February 2018, 8-10pm, doors open 7.45pm

Place: Zebon Copse Community Centre

Agenda

1. Apologies

2. 2017 AGM Minutes

3. Chairman’s report

4. Statement of/Approval of accounts

5. Appointment of Auditor

6. Appointment of cheque signatories

7. Election of committee members

8. Any other business

9. Break for refreshments

10. Zebon Copse Ranger

11. Hart Local Plan

12. Question time

ZCRA AGM 2018 Poster (1)