Village Events

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Village Events

The Parish Council aims to encourage a strong sense of community within our village by supporting & encouraging village events. They help our residents meet new people and enjoy a sense of community. The Parish Council organises some of these events directly; others are led by volunteers. If you want to organise one, or help, please let us know?

Village events are a great way to celebrate the local culture, history, and traditions of our community. You can participate in various activities, such as games, crafts, food, music, and more. You can also support local causes and charities by buying raffle tickets or donating items.

Coming Soon

Village events are a wonderful way to have fun and socialize with your fellow villagers. Don’t miss this opportunity to join the festivities and make some lasting memories!  We are currently running or planning the following:

What local events are we talking about?

Village fete

This started running on an annual basis from 2017 until it was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID and then resurrected again in 2021. We now know that it not only succeeds each year it runs but has become something of a village institution.  Its core aim is to provide an affordable, fun family day out for the residents of West Bergholt.  At the same time, it also helps raise much-needed funds and gain new members for the myriad of voluntary organisations which we are so lucky to have in this village. 

In the past the fetes have included Live music, football & other physical activities, village show with arts, crafts & produce and an RAF Spitfire flypast. Keep your eyes open for news of the next Fete which will take place in 2024.


The Valentine themed quiz was this year’s iteration of the Spring Quiz. This was last held in 2022 when Gavin Picket picked up the Charity Quiz Trophy. This year the quiz was won by “Let’s Get Quizzical”. The quiz raised nearly £300 which will go towards toys/play equipment for the SEND children that attend Bluebells Preschool. The Quiz master (Mike) and his team (Anita & Pauline) waived their fee for this event in order to add to the monies raised.

The Parish Council has arranged two Village Quiz Nights a year for good causes. They have raised hundreds of pounds over the years including for:

Young Photographer Winter-themed Competition

This was a new competition open to under 18’s, young people were invited to enter their images in either of the following categories:

  • West Bergholt Animals.
  • Made or Grown in West Bergholt.
  • West Bergholt Landscapes.

With two age categories:

  • Under 12*.
  • Under 18*.

You can find the results and see the winning images here.

Volunteer of the Year Award

This is a new award introduced in 2024 to be presented at the Annual Parish Meeting. The winner will have demonstrated exceptional commitment to an unpaid activity by making an outstanding contribution to the village of West Bergholt, its residents, or just one resident. That person will have demonstrated exceptional commitment to an unpaid activity.

Click here for more information on the 2024 Award.

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