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Brazilian Dance comes to Bellingdon

This August Bank Holiday weekend (26th to 29th August 2016) we welcome ‘Forró Fest’ to Bellingdon. Forró Fest is a Brazilian dance festival involving music, dance workshops, food stalls and traditional Brazilian drinks. The attendees are fans of this particular dance genre andforro they will be hiring the village hall and the field (for camping) over the weekend.

We are very pleased to host the festival in Bellingdon for the first time, as we believe it will bring a new event to the village with lots of interesting activities and hopefully community involvement.

The festival organisers are offering a FREE welcome workshop and session on Saturday morning (27th August) for villagers to learn the basics of Brazilian Forró dancing.

Discounted tickets will also be available for local residents, should they wish to join in the evening, or indeed for the full weekend. Details are available on: or

We look forward to bringing a new, unusual and exciting event to Bellingdon, and hopefully seeing local residents getting involved.

Bellingdon & Asheridge Village Hall AGM

Many thanks to those villagers who attended last night’s AGM. There will be a summary in the next newsletter, plus watch this space for details of some exciting new developments in the next year.

Village Newsletter – Autumn Edition

Any stories or ideas for the next newsletter to by 19th August please. There will, of course, be a full roundup of the fete including photos.

Village Fete and Fun Dog Show

What a day! Huge thanks to everyone who supported our fete – from the committee, to the volunteers on the day and everyone who came along to the dog show and to enjoy the traditional fete entertainments.

The weather was kind, despite some fairly dire predictions, and the heavens only opened as we were packing up. We’re off for a well-earned rest before we have to start thinking about the next one!

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Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Fete 2016

Vacancy: parish councillor for Bellingdon

Chartridge Parish Council has a vacancy for a councillor to represent the Bellingdon ward.  If you live in Bellingdon, have a genuine interest in the local community and how it is serviced, and can dedicate one evening each month to meet plus a small amount of your spare time to considering a range of issues (planning, highway maintenance, footpaths and bridleways, county and district council consultations to name but a few) please contact the Parish Clerk in the first instance.

A Royal Visit

princess annd 4The Princess Royal, Princess Anne visited Bellingdon on 14th July 2015 to see the new affordable housing in the village.

Chairman of Chartridge Parish Council Peter Brown welcomed The Princess Royal and showed her around some of the properties before planting a tree to commemorate the event.

Photo: Carmel Botwright

Bellingdon Bikers

BikersNow that the weather is improving why not get out your bike and pump up the tyres and join a group of like minded people and go on some beautiful bike rides around the area. So much more of our beautiful countryside can be seen from your bike and it is good for you too. All rides end at a suitable hostelry! Click here for more information. or email here.