Past Events


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


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.


 


Hart Players

Local amateur dramatics group Hart Players are presenting Farcicals (by Alan Ayckbourn) and Mission Impossible (by David Muncaster)

When: Friday 1st & Sat 2nd June 2018

Where:Zebon Copse Centre

Doors and Bar open from 7:30pm, Curtain up 8pm

All Tickets £10

Online at www.hartplayers.co.uk

Tel: 07553 498498 or on the door