January 22, 2018
If you would like to support Fleet Pond Society by taking part in the lottery scheme recently launched by Hart District Council please go here. Details of the scheme have been summarised in a previous post and here is an interesting update on the lottery as a whole.
January 4, 2018
David Pottinger writes:
I’m a member of Fleet Film and regularly attend their (very impressive) showings. The last time I was there, prior to the main and short film, they showed a captivating slide show of different places in Fleet. Quite a few featured Fleet Pond (see above and below), so why not keep a look out the next time you’re at Fleet Film and, if you’ve not been to the Pond for a while, perhaps also pay a visit?
You can find out about the screenings at Fleet Film as well as view clips of the films by going to their web site here. There is also a lively feedback section on views on the various films. Fleet Film is a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema (see here).
The first film in 2018 is on Monday 8 January and is the Norwegian film The Wave. Annual membership of Fleet Film is £45 and covers 18 films.
If you would like to support Fleet Pond Society, details and benefits of annual membership can be found here.
Credits: photos courtesy of Brian Biffin.
July 6, 2017
A group shot of FPS procession volunteers, in a variety of dress!
Here are some photos from the Grand Procession at Fleet Carnival 2017, which took place on Saturday 1st July. The procession theme was ‘Under the Sea’ and you can see that this was imaginatively interpreted by FPS using a Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ (album from 1969) motif.
Travelling down the main street in Fleet, collecting funds
Oswald the Octopus, normally a retiring fellow, decided to hitch a ride on the submarine
Tuning up and just about to burst into song…
A mermaid together with King Neptune
The ever popular meerkats made an appearance…this time as mermaids!
June 24, 2017
If you would like to support Fleet Pond Society by taking part in the lottery scheme recently launched by Hart District Council please go here.
The first Hart Lottery draw will be on Sat 8 July at 8:00PM!
From Hart District Council:
“Hart District Council has launched a new online lottery, the Hart Lottery, to benefit good causes in Hart by providing a great way to raise additional funds.
The Hart Lottery was launched to good causes at an event at the District Council offices on Tuesday 9 May and was attended by over 50 people representing over 30 local good causes…
Tickets cost just £1 each and about 60% goes back to local good causes, in comparison to just 28% contributed by the National Lottery. The remaining 40% goes back into the prize fund and pays for the running costs.
Players can nominate a specific good cause to benefit in which case 50 pence of their £1 ticket goes to that nominated good cause. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize every week. This includes an incredible £25,000 jackpot prize if all six numbers are matched, as well as various other cash prizes.
The Lottery will be live for ticket sales in June and the first Hart Lottery draw will be in July.”
June 14, 2017
Oswald The Octopus Preparing for the Big Day
Fleet Pond Society (FPS) has a strong tradition of contributing imaginative floats to the ever-popular Fleet Carnival. Currently the FPS team is busy preparing our entry for this year’s Grand Procession which will be held on Saturday 1st July (full details here).
Why not keep an eye out for Oswald (pictured above) who will be making a guest appearance 🙂
The colourful FPS float going along the main street during the Grand Procession in 2016
March 24, 2017
James Wicks, Lauren Saxby, Dan Franklin and Immie Sutherland at the 2017 Fleet Half Marathon
We’re glad to announce that the four runners (see above) that took on the challenge of raising funds for Fleet Pond Society by participating in the 2017 Fleet Half Marathon successfully completed the course! Congratulations to them all as well as the many supporters that turned up on the day to cheer them on.
Two FPS swans, Immie and Lauren, gliding round the course (photo from Hampshire News)
You can read more about them and their motivation and preparation for the race here. There’s still time to contribute and all support is greatly appreciated.
The charity sites are:
March 11, 2017
Five runners, Shane England, Dan Franklin, Lauren Saxby, Immie Sutherland and James Wicks have signed up to raise funds for Fleet Pond Society by completing the Fleet Half Marathon on our behalf.
They would be delighted, and so would we, if you’d like to support them through VirginMoneyGiving or else by giving them, and all the others, a motivating cheer on the day.
You can read more about them and their motivation and preparation for the race here.
The relevant sites are:
The race takes place on Sunday 19th March 2017 (start 10:30 am).