Given the increasing and understandable voluntary caution being displayed by us all and in the light of the challenges on testing availability and the time lag on results we have decided that the risks are too great to proceed with the Fayre.   None of us involved would wish to do anything at all that might bring additional risk to the community.

We also conferred with the necessary authorities on their perspective of the situation and all agree it is rapidly deteriorating.  We are very grateful to the COVID-19 Emergency Team and WHPC for their collective input as we considered this and their knowledgeable contributions.

This is decision is also being replicated in similar events around the country – one of our committee kindly spent a couple of hours researching this.

It is of course very disappointing and we are so very sorry that the entries being prepared for the competitions will not now be judged, the goodies being made for the Hanney Stalls will have not be there to tempt us and the chance to meet – albeit at a distance can’t happen in the way we hoped.

Thank you for your support and earlier encouragement – it has been greatly appreciated.

But not all is lost – the Scarecrow Trail has been revised and details are here.

The Hanney Face Mask competition saw some stunning entries and is now being judged and the result eagerly awaited.   Your first opportunity to purchase a Mask will be by The Plough on the afternoon of Saturday 26 September – along with the chance to enjoy a pint of the ever popular ‘Michaelmas Ale’.

  • Scarecrow Trail entries must be on display from WEDNESDAY 16th SEPTEMBER to SUNDAY 4th OCTOBER


  • The Plough – newly refurbished and an opportunity to meet the new landlords for a refreshing Michaelmas Ale and (from Saturday 26th Sept) to buy the winning mask.
  • SCARECROW TRAIL – make this the biggest, best trail we’ve ever had! Get creative and make a scarecrow (or two) – and a very simple theme – KEY WORKERS – there is a very long list of those who worked tirelessly to keep the rest of us safe, feed, receiving much-needed supplies through the post and courier delivery – and some Hanney folk who went above and beyond to support our community.
    And everyone will decide on the winners – look at the Map (purple pins indicate where you will spot a scarecrow), walk around to check them out, choose your favourites and vote (we are just deciding on the best way to vote).
    To allow time for both Judging and maximum enjoyment of the Scarecrow Trail entries may be on display from WEDNESDAY 16th SEPTEMBER to SUNDAY 4th OCTOBER